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MINUTES 



OF THE 



NORTH CAROLINA 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Rountrees, Pitt County, .N. C., 



OCTOBER 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th, 1885. 



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NEW-BERNE, N. C. 

N. S. Richardson & Son, Book and Job Printers. 

1885. 



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MINUTES 



OP THE 



NORTH CAROLINA 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION, 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Rountrees, Pitt County, N. C, 



OCTOBER 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th, 1885. 



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NEW-BERNE, N. C. 

N. S. Richardson & Son, Book and Job Printers. 

1885. 



OFFICERS FOR THE ENSUING YEAR. 



President— J '. J. Harper, Smithfield, Johnston Co., N. C. 
Vice-President— J . L. Burns, Grantsboro, Pamlico Co. 
Recording Secretary— L. J. Chapman, Maple Cypress, 

Craven County. 
Corresponding Secretary— Q. W. Howard, Fountain Hill, 

Greene County. 



BOARD OF MANAGERS. 



Dr. H. D. Harper, H. C. Bowen, N. J. Rouse, 
I. L. Chestnut, Josephus Latham. 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

North Carolina Ctetian Missionary Convention. 

This Convention assembled with the Church at Roun- 
tree's, Pitt county, Thursday, October 22, 1885. 

Owing to the death of George Joyner, President of the 
Convention, W. R. Williams, Vice-President, called the 
house to order. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by J. J. Harper. 
The Acting President, on taking the chair, made some 
very appropriate remarks with reference to the work of 
the Convention, in the mean time, paying a just and 
beautiful tribute to the memory of our lamented Pres- 
ident. 

At the request of the President, J. L. Burns delivered 
the Annual Address, taking as his subject, '"The Master's 
Work:' 

On motion of J. J. Harper, the Convention took a re- 
cess of 30 minutes. 

The Convention resumed business at 2 o'clock P. M. 

The President appointed the following committees: 

On Preaching — Caleb Cannon, Jr., J. C. C. Jenkins, S. 
W. Sumerell. 

On Finance— Caleb Cannon, Sr., W. G. Fordham, S. H. 
Rountree. 

On Statistics— -N. B. Hood, Lewis Mayo, Levi Mew- 
borne. 

On Education — J. L. Winfield, I. L. Chestnut, and A. 
O. Warren. 

On Examination of candidates for the ministry, and 
Ordination— Dr. J. T. Walsh, Dr. H. D. Harper, and 
J. L. Burns. 

On Ministerial Character — James W. Hodges, J. C. C. 
Jenkins, W. C. Butler, C. W. Swain, and Alfred Gaskins. 



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On Nomination of Officers for Ensuing Year-— S. H. 
Rountree, W. G. Fordham, J. W. Hodges, J. J. Rawls, 
and I. L. Chestnut. 

The President proceeded to call the Roll of Churches. 
See Table. 

^ The Committee on Statistics was requested to prepare 
a list of the names of delegates for the use of the Con- 
vention. 

The Committee on Preaching reported as follows: W. 
O. Winfield to preach to-night in the Christian Church, 
D. W. Davis in Bethel Free- Will Baptist Church, D. F. 
Stewart at the Stand Friday at 11 o'clock A. M., N. B. 
Hood at 2 o'clock P. M.. and A. O. Warren in the Chris- 
tian Church Friday night. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet Friday 
morning at 9 o'clock. 

Singing and benediction by J. J. Harper. 



Friday Morning. 

Convention met according to adjournment, and was 
called to order by the President. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by C. W. Howard. 

The Board of Managers, after a lengthy consideration 
of the subject, recommended the following amendments 
to the Constitution: 

Whereas, It is evident that there is, among our brethren, great dis- 
satisfaction and discontent, growing out of what is known as the 
"District Plan," we, the Board of Managers, recommend that Article 
VI. of the Constitution of this Convention be abolished, and that the 
following be substituted in place of it: 

Art. VI. Each congregation belonging to this Convention may adopt 
such method of supplying itself with preaching as it may deem most 
practicable. 

We, also, recommend the adoption of the following 
Article, additional to the Constitution, to be known as 
Article XII. : 

Article XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to 
be known as Union Meeting districts; and each district may choose its 
own method of work, and may contribute its collections for missionary 
purposes, or any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Con- 
vention. 

J. J. Harper, ) 

N. B. Hood, [ Members of Board. 

C. W. Howard, ) 



5 

On motion of J. J. Harper, the amendments to the 
Constitution were made a special order for Saturday at 
2 o'clock P. M. 

C. W. Howard moved to substitute Friday in place of 
Saturday. Carried. * 

J. B. Respess offered the following resolution, which 
was read, and on motion, made the special order for 
Saturday at 2 o'clock P. M. : 

Resolved, That the Constitution adopted by the last Convention, be 
and the same is hereby amended, as follows: By striking out all after 
Article I ; and that Article I. be amended so as to read, That we, the 
Disciples, having taken the Holy Scriptures as our rule of faith and 
practice, do hereby revoke and discountenance all appearance of human 
creeds, either of individual churches or of this Convention. 

On motion of J. B. Respess, the church known as Great 
Fork, in Beaufort county, was added to the roll of 
churches of this Convention. 

J. J. Harper, Corresponding Secretary, submitted the 
following report, which, on motion, was received, and 
ordered printed: 

REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 

This report covers a period of little less than one year, or from No- 
vember 9, 1884, to October 23, 1885. 

Receipts. 

For Foreign Missions, (forwarded) $ 33 87 

Life and Annual Membership, in 1884, 42 05 

Life and Annual Membership, in 1885, 20 00 

Collections at last Convention (one-half), 18 45 

Collections at this Convention, 26 04 

Pledges made at this Convention, $284 50 

Immediately after the Convention a year ago, in compliance with 
the wishes of that Body, myself and W. R. Williams commenced a 
canvass of the subject of preaching in a city; and after a thorough 
examination of the subject, embracing an extensive correspondence 
with brethren of experience, in other States, we came to the conclusion 
that it was impracticable at that time. Owing to this fact, and having 
no work on hand in the way of Home Missions, upon which to base a 
call upon the congregations for collections, I have not made any call. 

1 beg leave to recommend that the funds in hand be expended during 
the ensuing year, either in aid of weak churches, or to establish new 
ones in the most inviting fields. 

I further recommend that a Board of Managers be selected for the 
ensuing year, of persons who live at no great distance from each other. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

J. J. Harper, 
Cor. Secretary. 



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E. A. Moye, Treasurer, submitted the following report, 
which was received, and ordered to be published: 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Amount on hand from last report, f 69 25 

March 8, 1884, received from Corresponding Secretary, 42 05 

Received at Convention, 1884, 18 45 

October 25, 1885, received from Corresponding Secretary, $46 04 

Disbursements. 

March 8, 1884, paid D. W. Davis, $18 45 

October 22, 1885, paid J. J. Harper, 3 16 

Respectfully Submitted, 

E. A. Moye, Treasurer. 

The President appointed the following Committee on 
Lord'sday Schools: J. Latham, J. R. Tingle and J. T. 
Davis. 

Dr. J. T. Walsh read before the Convention, a letter 
from N. S. Richardson, stating that he had purchased 
and paid for a lot in New-Berne, on which to erect a 
church building, and soliciting aid for that purpose. 

J. J. Harper moved that the Convention donate $100 to 
aid this work. Carried. 

On motion of Dr. Harper, the Convention agreed to 
suspend business one hour, from 9 o'clock Friday morn- 
ing, in the interest of the Ministerial Association, and 
one hour immediately thereafter to consider matters re- 
lating to Sunday Schools. 

There being no business before the house, J. L. Burns 
spoke on the subject of missions, and moved that a col- 
lection be taken up on Sunday for this purpose. Carried. 

J. J. Harper moved that this Convention contribute $25 
to the General Christian Missionary Convention, which 
motion prevailed. 

On motion of J. B. Respess, the Convention took a re- 
cess till 1 o'clock P. M. 

Convention met according to adjournment, and re- 
sumed business. 

Committee on Preaching reported as follows: J. L. 
Winfield to preach at the Stand Saturday at 11 o'clock 
A. M., and also at the Free-Will Baptist Church at night; 
J. Latham at the Stand at 2 o'clock P. M. , and H. C. Bowen 
in the Christian Church at night. 

The President read a letter from the church at Wilson 
in opposition to the "District Plan." 



7 

The hour for the special order having arrived, it being 
the amendments to the Constitution, I. L. Chestnut moved 
to adopt the recommendations of the Board of Managers. 

J. B. Respess moved to consider the District Plan 
separately. Agreed to. 

The question was lengthily discussed — J. J. Harper, 
J. B. Respess, Dr. R. W. King, Dr. H. D. Harper, and 
Dr. J. T. Walsh favoring abolition; and J. L. Burns, 
J. T. Davis and J. L. Winfield opposing it. It was 
abolished. 

Article XII., as recommended by the Board, was 
adopted. 

The committee appointed at last Convention to investi- 
gate rumors in regard to certain preachers, reported that 
some statements derogatory to their character were 
groundless, and that the difficulty would remedy itself. 

The following committee was appointed to arrange the 
congregations composing this Convention into districts 
convenient for Union Meetings: Dr. H. D. Harper, J. L. 
Winfield, J. L. Burns, H. C. Bowen and I. L. Chestnut. 

The President appointed Dr. Walsh, Dr. Harper and 
J. T. Davis a committee to draft resolutions expressive 
of the feelings of this Convention in regard to George 
Joyner, its late President. 

On motion, Dr. Walsh was appointed to prepare a 
biographical sketch, also, of the life of George Joyner, 
and that it be published with the minutes of this Con- 
vention. 



SATURDAY. 

The Convention was called to order by the President. 
Devotional exercises were conducted by J. L. Burns. 
The Convention then gave place to the Ministerial Asso- 
ciation, and Sunday School Convention, as per special 
order. The speeches were interesting and instructive. 

Convention resumed business. 

On motion, J. J. Harper was appointed to prepare these 
minutes for the press, have 2,000 copies printed and dis- 
tributed among the churches, that he be allowed $L0 for 
his services, and that he be authorized to draw upon the 
Treasurer for the entire amount needed for this purpose. 



J. B. Respess moved to consider the practicability of 
consuming the whole Minute Fund in printing minutes, 
without regard to the number. 

Dr. King moved to lay the question on the table. 
Carried. 

The committee to nominate officers for the ensuing 
year reported as follows: President, J. J. Harper; Vice- 
President, J. L. Burns; Recording Secretary, L. J. Chap- 
man; Corresponding Secretary, C. W. Howard. Board 
of Managers: Dr. H. D. Harper, H. C. Bo wen, N. J. 
Rouse, I. L. Chestnut, Josephus Latham. They were 
unanimously elected. 



Report of Committee on Ministerial Character. 

We beg leave to report, that we have carefully investigated the 
characters of the preachers belonging to this Convention, and find no 
charge sustained against any of them, derogatory to their character. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

W. C. Butler, 
A. Gaskins, 
C. W. Swain, 
J. W. Hodges, 
J. C. C. Jekkins. 



The Committee appointed to arrange the churches into 
Union Meeting districts, reported the following arrange- 
ment: 

Union Meeting Districts. 



Mill Creek District: Wilson's Mills, Eureka, Pleasant Union, Gid- 
densfille, Mill Creek. L <*""* 

Jones & Onslow District : South-West, Deep Spring, Haskins' Chapel, 
Pleasant Hill, Tuckahoe, White Oak, Richlands, Christian Prospect, 
Union Chapel. Sneed's Ferry, Weir Creek, Stony Branch, j \ 

Hookerton District: Kinston, Alpha, Wheat Swamp, Hebron, Bethel, 
Eden, Hookerton, Wilson, Antioch, Corinth, Red Oak, Rountree's, Sa- 
lem, Riverside, Timothy, j L "" 

Pamlico District: Kitt Swamp, Trinity, Union Chapel, Blount's Creek, 
Grantsboro, White Hill, Amnon, Broad Creek, Bethany, Baird's Creek, 
Dawson's Creek, Concord, Bethlehem, Bay Creek, New-Berne. I U - 

Pungo District : Middleton, Nebraska, Post Oak, Springfield, Swan 
Quarter, O'Neal's Chapel, Clarke's School House, New Lake, Head of 
Pungo, Pungo Chapel, Pantego, Pamlico, Trent, j ^ 

Old Ford District : Bethany, Mount Pleasant, Oak Grove, Robinson- 
ville, Lebanon, Zion's Grove, Christian Chapel, Macedonia, Manning's 
School House, Old Ford, Tranters Creek, Beaverdam, Union Chapel, 
Great Fork. / (_y 



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Albemarle District : Poplar Chapel, Christian Hope, Long Acre Chap- 
el, Darden's School House, Chapel Hill, Zion's Chapel, Saint's Delight, 
Bethlehem, Holly Neck, Free Chapel, Phillippi, Albemarle, Sound Side, 
Sharon, Gum Neck, Powell's Point, Manteo. 

H. D. Harper, "| 

H. C. Bowen, | 

I. L. Chestnut, }- Committee. 

J. L. Burns, j 

J. L. Winfield. J 



On motion, Convention adjourned till 2 o'clock P. M. 

Convention re-assembled promptly at the hour named, 
and after singing, proceeded with the business. 

The resolution to abolish the Constitution being the 
special order, was taken up. After a lengthy and anima- 
ted discussion, the Convention voted to retain the Con- 
stitution, as amended. 

On motion of J. T. Davis, a special committee was ap- 
pointed to investigate charges against R. J. Quidley, viz: 
J. C. Rix, Patrick Johnson and Jordan Wilkinson. 

The Committee on Finance reported as follows: 
REPORT. 

Cash received for Minute Fund, -$79.71. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Caleb Cannon, 
S. H. Rountree, 
W. G. Fordham. 



The Committee to prepare resolutions relating to the 
death of George Joyner, submitted the following, which 
were adopted, and ordered to be printed with the Proceed- 
ings of this Convention. 

Resolutions concerning George Joyner. 

Whereas, God in His Providence has removed from our midst our 
beloved brother, George Joyner; and whereas we mourn our loss of 
him as a preacher, and a christian, Therefore, 

Resolved, first, That in the death of Bro. Joyner, we have lost an 
able preacher, a good man, and a faithful servant of Christ. 

Resolved, second, That in the death of Bro. Joyner, this Convention 
has lost an efficient officer in the President of this Convention; and that 
we lament his loss to us as a people; and while we deplore his depart- 
ure from us, we bow in humble submission to the will of our Heavenly 
Father; and commend his wife and children to the kind care and pro- 
tection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 

J. T. Walsh, 
H. D. Harper, 
J. T. Davis. 



10 

The Committee on Statistics submitted their report, 
which was adopted. (See Table.) 

The Committee on Preaching reported as follows: Sun- 
day at 11 o'clock, J. J. Harper at the stand, and Dr. J. T. 
Walsh in the Church. 

On motion, J. J. Harper was requested to communi- 
cate with certain preachers, whose names are on the Roll 
of preachers, but who are not known to preach at all, and 
ascertain the cause of their silence, and whether they 
wish their names to remain on the Roll of Preachers. 

An invitation was read before the Convention, from 
Salem Church, Pitt County, to hold the next session of 
this Convention at that place, and on motion, the invita- 
tion was accepted by a unanimous vote. 



Report of Committee on Examination and Ordination. 

Your Committee on Examination and Ordination beg leave to report 
that we have examined J. R. Tingle, and find him a worthy christian, 
and qualified to preach the gospel, and recommend that he be ordained 
to the work of the ministry, on Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. Adopted. 

J. T. Walsh, 
J. L Burns, 
H. D. Harper 

On motion, the Convention adjourned till Sunday 
morning 9 o'clock. 
Singing and benediction by C. W. Howard. 



SUNDAY. 

Convention met according to adjournment. Singing 
and prayer by Josephus Latham. 

On motion, the reading of yesterday's Proceedings was 
dispensed with. 

On motion of J. J. Harper, the thanks of this Conven- 
tion were tendered to its officers for the faithful discharge 
of their duties, and to the citizens of this community, for 
their courtesy, magnanimity and hospitality. 

The Ordination of J. R. Tingle, by appointment, was 
conducted by Dr. J. T. Walsh, Dr. H. D. Harper, and J. 
L. Burns. 

On motion of J. L. Burns, the Convention adjourned 
to meet at 'Salem Church, Pitt County, on Thursday be- 
fore the fourth Lord's day in October, 1886. 

Closing services by Dr. J. T. Walsh. 

W. R. Williams, President. 
C. W. Howard, Secretary. 






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Biographical Sketch of Elder George Joyner. 

BY JOHN T. WALSH. 

Elder George Joyner departed this life on Thursday, September 17, 
1885, at 11:15 a. m., of typhoid fever, complicated with acute bronchitis. 
He was the youngest son of John Joyner and Clara, his wife, whose 
maiden name was May. He was born October 16, 1823, and was bap- 
tized by Elder Josephus Latham and united with the Church of Christ 
when he was 27 years of age. He commenced preaching four years 
after, and has been in the ministry about 32 years. 

Elder Joyner was from one of the best and most respectable families 
in Eastern Carolina, and received the chief part of his education at 
Wake Forest College. He was a young man of very exemplary life, 
and was esteemed for his uniform integrity of character. He mar- 
ried three times. His first wife was a Miss Speight, of Greene County. 
His daughter, Mrs. Mary Beam an, is the fruit of this marriage. His 
second wife was Miss Henrietta Parrott, daughter of the late Jacob 
Parrott. She died leaving no children. His third wife, whom he 
leaves a widow, was a Miss Blount, of Washington, Beaufort County. 
He leaves her and six children to mourn their loss. 

As a christian and gentleman, Elder Joyner has always been esteem- 
ed for his moral character and christian integrity. 

He was unassuming and retiring in his manners, always dignified, but 
easily approached. 

As a preacher he was above the average. He uniformly read his 
discourses, and they were written in a chaste style, and adapted to the 
most cultured audiences. He was more than an average elocutionist, 
and made a fine impression on all who heard him. 

He always seemed to be delicately constituted, and had been in rath- 
er poor health for some time. He expressed himself as willing to die, 
only he regretted to leave his family. 

The burial service was read in Kinston in the Christian Church, for 
which he preached, by the writer, to a large and symphathizing audi- 
ence, and his body remained in the Church until Friday morning, when 
it was conveyed to Farmville, Pitt County, and buried near Antioch 
meeting house, in the presence of many grieved and sympathising 
friends and brethren. 

Had he lived a few weeks longer he would have been sixty-two years 
old. He has gone to his rest, and may his good works follow him. 



15 



CONSTITUTION 

—OF THE — 

North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 



Article I. This organization shall be called the North Carolina Chris- 
tian Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to demise ways and means for the spread 
of the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds 
for other fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of 
Christ, who have been sent by their respective churches or by an asso- 
ciation of churches, as delegates to its annual Convention, and of such 
other Brethren as may have contributed to its Treasury, as hereinafter 
provided. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating Church shall be entitled to two delegates. 
Any member of the Church of Christ may become a member of the 
Convention for one year by the payment of two dollars, and a member 
of life by the payment of $20 in annual installments of two dollars. 
All Evangelists are members of the Convention by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Re- 
cording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be 
elected annually and hold their respective offices until their successors 
are elected. 

Art. VI. Each Congregation, belonging to this Convention, may 
adopt such method of supplying itself with regular preaching, as it 
may de^m most practicable. 

Art. VII. There shall also be elected annually five members, who, to- 
gether with the officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board of 
Managers, whose duty it shall be to carry into execution the work of 
the Convention. They shall appoint their own meetings, elect their 
own chairman and clerk, and during the interval between the annual 
meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body, employ evangelists and 
agents, and direct them in their fields of labor. They shall keep a full 
record of their proceedings and make report through the Corresponding 
Secretary at the annual Convention, making such recommendations as 
they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall constitute a quorum 
for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice President and Recording Secretary 
shall perform the duties usually belonging to such offices at the annual 
Convention. The Corresponding Secretary shall collect all funds and 
pay them to the Treasurer, keeping an account of the same. He may 
also be employed as General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums 
paid him for services. The Treasurer shall receive from the Corres- 



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ponding Secretary all funds, pay them out on order of the Clerk of the 
Board, keep an accurate account of the same, and make report at the 
annual Convention. 

Art. IX. The annual Convention may annually contribute a percen- 
tage of the funds raised for missions to the Treasury of the General 
Christian Missionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined by 
the Convention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Thursday before 
the 4th Lord's day in October, at such place as may have been deter- 
mined by the last annual Convention. In case the Convention shall 
have failed to appoint a place, the Board shall select the place of meet- 
ing. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds 
of all the members present at any regular meeting of the Convention, 
provided such amendment shall have been first recommended by the 
Board, or a year's notice shall have been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be 
known as Union Meeting districts; and each district may choose its own 
method of work; and may contribute its collections for missionary pur- 
poses, on any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 



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Names of Preachers with their Post Offices. 



Names. Post Offices. Counties, 

GIDEON ALLEN, Marlboro, Pitt, 

ISAAC L. CHESTNUT, Farniville, 

JOSEPHUS LATHAM, Greenville, 

D. W. DAVIS, Jamesville, Martin, 

HENRY WINFIELD, 

C. H. SWAIN 

J. W. HARDISON, '" 

T. ROEBUCK, Wynn.ville, ■ " 

STANLY AYERS, Williamston, 

J. S. HENDERSON, Pantego, Beaufort 

D. H.ADAMS " 

T. W. WHITLEY, Hunter's Bridge, ' ' 

A. C. WENTZ, Lee's Mill, 

J. L. WINFIELD, Washington, 

G. W. JACKSON, 

JOHN R. WINFIELD, Leechville, 

AUGUSTUS LATHAM 

H. S. DAVENPORT, Plymouth, Washington, 

W. M. DAVIS, White Marsh, 

H. S. GURGANUS, Long Ridge, 

J. W. GURGANUS, 

H, D. C ASON, Swan Quarter, Hyde 

J. W. P. HOLTON, Grantsboro, Pamlico, 

ISAAC P. HOLTON, 

J. L. BURNS, 

J. R. TINGLE, 

J. W. TROTMAN, Hertford, Perquimans, 

E. L. SOWERS Powell's Point, Dare, 

A. J. HOLTON New-Berne, Craven, 

A. C. HART ...Vanceboro, 

A. O. WARREN Richlands, Onslow, 

J. B. PARSONS Beaufort, Carteret, 

H. C. BO WEN .Kinston, Lenoir, 

DR. H. D. HARPER, " 

DR. J. T. WALSH " 

C. HEATH " 

C. W. HOWARD Fountain Hill, 

J. T. DAVIS Ormondsville, Greene, 

IRVIN JONES Hookerton, 

N. B. HOOD Grantham'sStore, Wayne, 

D. H. MILLER Goldsboro, 

J. J. HARPER, Smithfield, Johnston, 

M. T. MOYE, Wilson, Wilson, 

P. E. HINES, " 

W. H. COBB, Whitaker's, Edgecombe, 



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PROCEEDINGS 

— OF THE — 

CHRISTIAN SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION. 



The Sunday School Convention met according to ap- 
pointment, in connection with the Christian Missionary 
Convention, at Rountree's Church, Pitt county, October 
24th, 1885. The convention was called to order by the 
President, Dr. H. D. Harper, who announced that it was 
in order to proceed with business. 

H. C. Bowen offered the following resolution: 

Whereas, Since the last session of this Convention, death has taken 
from us our beloved Vice-President, George Joyner, therefore, 

Resolved, That we have lost one of our ablest and best members, and 
that a suitable obituary notice be published with the minutes of this 
Convention. 

On motion, the President appointed a Committee to 
nominate officers for the ensuing year. The Committee 
was composed of Dr. R. W. King, Jacob McCotter and 
W. G. Fordham. They reported as follows : — For Presi- 
dent, Dr. H. D. Harper; Vice-President, C. W. Howard; 
Recording Secretary, W. J. Crumpler; Corresponding 
Secretary, H. C. Bowen. 

On motion, the officers recommended by the Committee 
were elected. 

On motion, the officers for the ensuing year were re- 
requested to recommend to the next Convention some 
plan for conducting our Sunday School Conventions. 

Report of Corresponding Secretary. 

Since the Sunday School Convention at Richlands, no 
evangelical work has been undertaken. The Board had 
the matter under consideration, but decided not to under- 
take it. 

As Treasurer, I have received from J. M. Mewborne, 
$7, paid for Record book 60 cents, balance on hand, $6.40. 



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I have succeeded in getting reports from the following 
Schools : 

Table of Sunday School Statistics. 



Name. 


Superintendent. 


Post Office. 


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Mill Creek, 


George B. Rose, .... 

T. C. Davis 

W. C. Jarrnan, .... 
Mrs. Ellen Giddens, 

J. H. Bryant, 

N. C. Cogdell, 

R, J. Taylor, 

G. R. Mallison, .... 

R. J. Brock 

W. T. Mayo 

W. F. Draughan, . 
J. S. Sparrow, .... 

R. J. Weaver 

S. R. Cason, 

W. IN. Rose, jr., . . 

Asa Arthur, 

J. A. Jackson, 

N. J. Whitley, 

J. H. Manning, . . . 

J. I. Brown, 

W. J. Gibble, 

Jesse Vause, 


Harper's, 


Id 
8 
9 
3 
7 
2 
6 

4 
5 
5 

5 

3 

G 
4 
3 
4 

84 


125 
91 
59 

27 

100 

22 

37J 

28 
65! 

35 

50 

35 

53| 
21 
22 
50 

820 




Wilson's Mills, .... 
New School House, 

Giddensville, 

Pleasant Union, . . . 

Eureka, 

Wilson, 


Wilson's Mills, 

Rich lands, 

Giddensville 

Newton Grove, . . . 
Grantham's Store, 

Wilson, 

Idalia, 


1 1 75 
25 85 


Amnon, 




Stony Branch, .... 

Bay Creek, 

Bethany, 


New-Berne, 

Vandemere, 

Enfield 




Beaverdam 

Fountain Hill, .... 
Swan Quarter, .... 

Glenmore, 

Kitt Swamp 

Vanceboro, 

Pantego 

Pungo Chapel, .... 

Prospect S. H 

Live Oak Grove, . . 
South- West, 


Bunyan, 

Fountain Hill,. . . . 
Swan Quarter, .... 

Glenmore, 

Ernul's, 


5 00 


Vanceboro, 

Pantego, 

Haslin, 


i 12 50 
8 50 


Richlands, 

Beaufort, 

Kinston, 


4 25 






$57 85 



Respectfully submitted, 

H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y. 

On motion, these Proceedings, and the Constitution 
and By-Laws of the Convention, were ordered to be 
published with the Proceedings of the Christian Mission- 
ary Convention ; and that $5 be appropriated for that 
purpose. 

On motion, agreed to hold the next session of this Con- 
vention in connection with the Christian Missionary Con- 
vention, which will meet at Salem, Pitt County, Thurs- 
day before the fourth Lord's day in October, 1886. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet as above 
■stated. 

H. D. Harper, President. 

W. J. Crumpler, Rec. Sec'ty. 

Note. — It will be seen from the above list, that very few of our Sun- 
day Schools were reported to the Convention, and some of these did 
not report in full. J. J. H. 



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OFFICERS FOR THE ENSUING YEAR. 

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Dr. H. D. Harper, Pres., Kinston, Lenoir County, K 6. 
C. W. Howard, Vice Pres., Fountain Hill, Lenoir County, K. C, ..', 
W.J. Crumpler, Eec. Sec'y Washington, Beaufort County, N. C. 

H. C. Bowen, Corresponding Secretary, Kinston, Lenoir County, 

N.C. 

G. W. Jackson, Treasurer, Washington, Beaufort County, N. C. 
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE FOE THE ENSUING YEAR. 



I. L. Chestnutt, Kinston, Lenoir County Co., N. C. 
J. B. Tingle, " " ."■■' " " a 

J. M. Mewborne, " 
Joseph Kinsey, LaGrange' 



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^KOOEEDiisras 

OF THE 

ISTorth Carolina 

Christian Missionary Convention- 

This Convention assembled with the Church at Salem, Pitt 
Co. , Thursday Oct. 21. 1886. Owing to the absence of J. J. 
Harper, President of the Convention, J. I«, Burns, Vice Presi- 
dent, called the house to order. Devotional exercises, singing 
reading, and prayer, were conducted by Jesse T. Davis. Before 
entering the regular business, the acting President very appro- 
priately addressed the Convention impressing as much as pos- 
sible the duties of every member especially the Delegates. On 
motion of C. W. Howard, the Convention adjourned 30 minutes 
for dinner. As per adjournment the Convention assembled and 
resumed business. 

Committees on Preaching, Finance and Statistics were then 
appointed as follows: 

On Preaching — Calvin Stokes, L. K. Wetherington and 
Spencer Brooks. 

On Finance— J. C. C. Jenkins, S. H. Rountree and C. W. 
Swain. 

On Statistics— -J. J. Rawls, P. H. Johnson and R. C. Can- 
non. 

The President then proceeded to call the roll of Churches in 
order for a response in the way of delegation, funds &c. The 
reading of all the Church letters was ordered and H. C. Bowen 
appointed to assist the Secretary in reading the same or in any 
other way necessary. . 

On motion of H. C. Bowen, Saturday morning was set apart 
for Sunday school convention. 

The report of Committee on Preaching was then read as 
follows: H. C. Bowen to preach to night and D. W. Davis to- 
morrow at eleven o'clock. 

On Motion of C. W. Howard the Convention adjourned to. 
meet Friday morning at <p q' clock; singing and. ben^dicion by 
P f W r Davis, 



FRIDAY. 

Convention met according to adjournment and was called to 
order by the President. 

Devotional exercises by I. L. Chestnutt. The President again 
called the roll of churches to which many more responded. 

The following committees were then appointed: 

On examination and Ordination of Ministers. — I. L. Chest- 
nutt, C. W. Howard, and J. T. Davis, 

On ministerial character, J. W. Hodges J. J. Rawls and I,. K. 

Wetherington. 
On Nomination of Officers— J. H. Coward, M. P. Taylor, D. 

W. Davis, I. N, Keel and A. C. Wentz. 

On Publication— H. C. Bowen, J. W. Swain, W. H. Stancill, 

James Gooding and R. C. Cannon. 

Committee on Preaching reported J. R. Tingle to preach at 
2 o'clock and A. C. Wentz to-night. 

Report of corresponding Secretary was then submitted, re- 
ceived and ordered to be printed with the minutes. K. A. Moye 
not being present his report as Treasurer was read by C. W. 
Howard and also ordered to be printed with the minutes. 

\ On motion of J. I,atham, M. T. Moye was appointed to 
prepare an obituary of Dr. J. T. Walsh and the same be printed 
in these minutes. 

Also that J. J. Harper prepare an orbituary of D. H. Miller 
and it be printed in the minutes. 

On motion of S. H. Rountree the roll of Preachers was called, 
during which the name of T, Roebuck was suggested to Com- 
mittee on Ministerial Character for'consideration. 

H. C. Bowen offered the following resolutions: 

Whereas, there are some necessary changes in the present 
Union^Meeting Districts, 'therefore, Resolved, that a committee 
of five be appointed to consider and report changes, which was 
adopted and J.^atham, J. J. Rawls, J. W. Hodges, Sr., C. W, 
Swain and P. H. Johnson were appointed on the said Commits 
tee. 

On Motion the Convention adjourned one hour for dinner, 
Convention assembled as per adjournment and called to order 
by the President. 



Committee on Publication then submitted the following report: 
We endorse the Christian "Visitor," published by J. J. Harper 
and recommend it as worthy of the unanimous support of the 
Disciples of N. Carolina. 

We suggest that the President and the Treasurer of the 
Watch Tower Publishing Co. , be requested to make written 
statements to this Convention of the condition of the Company: 
also that I. L. Chestnutt, Editor, make a written statement regar- 
ding the suspension of the "Watch Tower". 

We recommend that as far as practicable all the Churches 
use the Popular Hymns. 

We further recommend that our brethren secure their reli- 
gious literature from the publishing houses of our brethren— 
which was adopted throughout. 

Committee on arrangement of Districts submitted the following 
report which was adopted. 

We, the Committee on the change of Districts, recommend 
that the Albemarle District remain as now — and that all the 
Churches in Beaufort County which do not now belong to the 
Old Ford District be added thereto except Head of Pungo, 
which should remain with Hyde Co., District. 

T. J. May Treasurer of the Watch Tower Publishing Co. 
then submitted his report and A, J. Moye, J. L. Rose and W. 
F. Draughan were appointed a committee to consider same and 
report to this Convention. 

Committee on Nomination of Officers — Recommended, the 
present board, which was adopted. 

C. W. Howard read a letter from N. S. Richardson New 
Berne, N. C. appealing for aid for the completion of a Church 
at that place. 

H. C Bowen then appealed to the Convention to consider 
New Bern, LaGrange and parts of Tyrell County as points of 
interest and in need. 

The Board of managers offered the following resolutions, 
which were read and made the special order for Saturday after- 
noon. 

Resolved i. That the word "three be substituted for "two" 
in Article fourth. 



Resolved 2. That Article tenth be changed to read as fol- 
lows: This Convention shall meet annually On Wednesday be- 
fore the fourth Lord's day in October, and close on Friday fol- 
lowing, at such place &c. 

Resolutions were lost 

On Motion H. C. Bowen was ordered to appeal in anyway 
he might think proper, to this Convention, to-morrow for money, 
the result of such to be subject to order of Convention. 

On motion the Convention adjourned to meet Saturday Mor- 
ning at 9 o'clock singing and benediction by A. C. Hart. 

SATURDAY. 

Convention assembled as per order. 

The President again called the roll of Churches. Then as 
Saturday morning was set apart for the Sunday School Conven- 
tion gave way for its work. See proceedings elsewhere. Con- 
vention resumed business with the President in the chair. 

D. W Davis offered the following resolution which was unan- 
imously adopted. 

Whereas the Disciples of Christ in N. C. having no means of 
ascertaining the work done by our preachers, Resolved 1 . That 
all preachers belonging to this Convention be requested to re- 
port their work to the N. C. C. M. C. 

2. That the corresponding Secretary be authorized to fur- 
nish blanks containing the following items: 

1. No. of sermons preached. 

2. No. baptized. 

3. No. received otherwise. 

4. Amount pledged for services. 

5. Amount paid. 

By order of the President, the Convention adjourned until 1 
o'clock. 

Convention met according to adjournment; President in the 
chair. 

On motion, 2 o'clock was set for the President of the Watch 
Tower Publishing Company to submit his report. 

Committee on Preaching report: J. Latham to-night; J. L. 
Burns to-morrow in the house; and C. W. Howard at the stand, 



J. I,. Winfield, President Watch Tower Publishing Company, 
and I. L. Chestnutt, editor Watch Tower, submitted verbal re- 
ports, which we failed to get. 

Committee on Finance report as follows : 
Cash received for Minute Fund, ... J64.39 
" Home Missions, - - 31.19 
" Foreign •■ ... .50 



£86.08 



Respectfully submitted, 

S. H. ROUNTREK, 
J. C. C. JENKINS. 

On motion, the next Convention was ordered to be held witfr 
the church at Oak Grove, Pitt county, Thursday before fourth 
Lord's day in October, 1887. 

Committee on Education report as follows: 

We, the Committee on Education, acknowledge with grief 
that for years past our brethren, under circumstances peculiar, 
have been sending their children to sectarian schools at points 
where they could not attend one of our churches, and hence they 
in many instances, have been lead off to the denominations and 
come home prejudiced against the church of their parents, and, 
in some instances, cannot even commune with the mothers who 
nursed them in infancy. This a very sad fact, and in the future 
we pray our brethren to patronize schools in reach of our 
churches. Among them may be mentioned the Kinston school, 
the female school at Lagrange, Miss Whitley's school at Oak 
Grove, and the Pantego school, all of which are in reach of our 
churches, where they can worship according to the teachings of 
the Apostles, as well as our brethren. 

On motion, Dr. H. D. Harper was excused from the payment 
of £100, as per offer, on account of J. B. Respess' failing to meet 
his similar obligation. They being on conditions. 

As per order of Convention on Friday, H. C. Bowen appealed 
to the Convention individually for pledges, and the following 
responded in the way of cash and pledges : 

Dr. H. D. Harper, ----- $10.00 

J. J. Rawls, t w * jo.qq 



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H. C. Bowen, ------- 10.00 

D. W. Davis, - - io-oo 

D.W.Dixon, - - - - - - 10.00 

A. W. Kennedy, 10.00 

Mrs. C. W. Howard, - - - . . - - 10.00 
J. W* Swain, (Oct. 1887) .... 10.00 

Mrs. M. A. Bynum, 10.00 

Mrs. J. W. Grainger, 10,00 

M. T. Taylor, (Oct. 1887,) 10.00 

Mrs. W. R. Tull, - 5- °° 

Mrs Pattie Hooker, 5.00 

Mrs. Martha Rawls, 5.00 

Committee on Ministerial Character report as follows. 1 . 

That we recommend the name of T. Roebuck to be erased from 

the list of preachers for immoral conduct. 

2. That J. L. Winfield, has made satisfactory explanations 
and we beg that they be received. 

3. That the conduct of all others so far as we know is beyond 
question. 

There being some questionable rumors concerning J. B. Par- 
sons, it was moved and ordered that a committee consisting of 
H. C. Bowen, I. L. Chestnutt and Dr. H. D. Harper be appion- 
ted to investigate his case. 

Committee on Church Statistics report as follows: See re- 
port. On motion Pleasant Union, Cumberland Co., was ordered 
to be enrolled on list of churches. On motion of H. C. Bowen, 
J. J. Harper was appointed to investigate church building 
at Fayetteville and report]^ as President of the Convention. 
Moved and ordered that one half of the collections on Sunday 
be sent to General Missionary Convention . 

On Motion L. J. Chapman was ordered to transcribe the 
Minutes — contract for printing same and draw on the Treasurer 
for amount including $10,00 forthiswork, 

On Motion of A. J. Moye, the thanks of this Convention were 
tendered to the citizens of this community for their courtesy 
and hospitality and to its officers for faithfulness in the dischar- 
ge of their duties. 
Qn Motion of H. C. Bowen the Convention adjourned to meet 



8. 

Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. 

SUNDAY. 

Convention assembled according to adjournment. Devo- 
tional exercises by Josephus Latham. 

Joseph Kinsey personally appealed to the Convention for 
individual pledges for the completion of the House of Worship 
at LaGrange, The result equalled his expectation. Thus 
passed another Convention. 

Closing exercises by Josephus Latham. 

J. L. Burns, President. 
L. J. Chapman, Secretary. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION. 

This Convention held its fifth annual session at Salem 
Church, Pitt county, on Saturday morning, Oct. 23d, 1886. 
The Recording Sec'y being absent, Bro J. R. Tingle was cho- 
sen to record the proceedings and Bro. H. C. Bowen, reading 
clerk. 

As requested by the last convention, the officers submitted 
the following order of business, which was adopted. 1. Appoint- 
ment of committees. 2. Receiving reports and enrolling dele- 
gates.. 3. Suggestions on S. S. Work. 4. Miscellaneous busi- 
ness. 

The President appointed the following committees. 

On Finance— W. C. Jarman, J. L. Rose, H. T. Russell. 

On Statistics — R. C. Cannon, H. W. Johnson, D. W. Dav is 

On Nomination of Officers for Ensuring Year—*M. J. Whit- 
ey, S.fW. Sumerell, Jesse T. Davis. 

The list of schools was called, and the annual reports were 
read and delegates enrolled. Nine schools were represented by 
delegates and annual reports, several others by reports only 
and other schools were reported by brethren present, and en- 
g lied. The Statistics of schools reported verbally and of those 
not represented in anyway are only estimated, and not entirely 
correct. See table. Giddensville, Stony Branch and Vanceboro 
schools were erased, being union schools. 



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The Finance Committee reported $10,40 received at this 
Convention. Their report was received and the money paid 
over to the Treasurer. 

The committee on Statistics made their report which was 
received. See Statistical table. 

Art. III. of the Constitution was so changed as to constitute 
an Executive Committee. 

Art. V. was amended, making all Superintendents delegates 
by virture of their office. 

By-law No. I. was stricken out, being annulled by No. II 
and the remaining ones were renumbered. 

The committee on Nominations reported as follows, which 
was adopted: Dr. H. D. Harper, Pres. ; C. W. Howard,, Vice 
Pres. ; W. J. Crumpler, Rec. Sec'y; H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y; 
G. W. Jackson, Treas. Bros. I. L. Chestnutt, J. R. Tingle, 
J. M. Mewborne and Joseph Kinsey were appointed to complete 
the Executive Committee. 

On motion, the President appointed I. L. Chestnutt, H. C. 
Bowen and J. R. Tingle to contract with the Rec, Sec'y. of the 
N. C. C. Missionary Convention for the printing of these minu- 
tes with the proceedings of the N. C. C. M. C. 

On motion, it was recommended that when any school may 
desire a book suitable for both church and S. S. that they use 
the Popular Hymns. 

There being no other business, the Convention adjourned to 
meet at the time and place of the next N. C. C. M. C — Oak 
Grove, Pitt Co., beginning on Thursday before 4th Lord's day 
in Oct., 1887. 

H. D. Harper, President. 
J. R. Tingle, Rec. Sec'y pro tern. 

Officers and Executive Committee for the Ensuing Year. — 

Dr. H. D. Harper Pres., Kinston, Lenoir County, N. C. 
C. W Howard, Vice Pres., Fountain Hill, Lenoir County, 
N. C. 

W. J. Crumpler, Rec. Sec'y Washington, Beaufort County 
N. C. 

H. C. Bowen, Corresponding Secretary, Kinston, Lenoir 



County, N. C. 

G. W. Jackson, Treasurer, Washington, Beaufort County, 
N. C. 

I. L. Chestnutt, Kinstou, Lenoir Co., N. C. 

J. R. Tingle, " " " }! " 

J, M. Mewborne " " " 

Joseph Kinsey, LaGrange '' ". V " 

Report of Corresponding Secretary & Treasurer. 



Since we last assembled there has not been any general 
work undertaken on account of not having on hand the funds 
necessary. 

There is a growing interest in S. S. work, and we will be 
able to show better results at this Convention than ever be- 
fore. 

As the Constitution and By-laws were not printed in the 
minutes of last Convention, as ordered, we decided to print 
them on the annual Report, recently issued. 

We think best that the annual Reports should be made to 
the Convention, instead of being included in this report. 
As Treasurer, I report the following: 

1885, Oct. 24 — Amount on hand as per last report $6,40 
" Collections at last S. S. Convention $11,76 



Total Receipts, $18,16 

Recording Secretary's book $.75 

1885 Nov. 27 — Minute Fund, 1885, 5,00 

1886, Sep. 21 — 100 Reports and Envelopes 3,00 

" " " — Postage on same 1.00 

Total. #9.75. 



1886, Oct* 23 — Amount on hand $8.41. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec. and Treas. 



II. 



Histitutioii of the North Carolina Christian 
Sunday School Convention. 
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aoo— °— 

prt. I. This body shall be called the Christian Sunday 
100I Convention of North Carolina, and shall meet annu- 

Art. II. Its object shall be to forward the interest of Sun- 

i School work. 

Art. III. The officers shall consist of a President, Vice 

:sident, Recording Secretary, Treasurer and a Corresponding 

iretary, to be elected annually. These with four other mem- 

js, elected annually, shall constitute an Executive Committee 

praaage the work of the Convention, when not in session. 

re shall constitute a quorum. 

| Art. IY. Its members shall consist of all Sunday Schools 

itrolled by the Disciples of Christ in N. C, and all the minis- 

5 of the Christian Church, all of which shall be requested to 

nply with these regulations. 

^.rt. V, Its representation shall consist of from one to three 

legates from each school, and the attending evangelists and 

>erintendents. 

Art. VI. Each school shall be required to contribute liber- 

I to its treasury for the Sunday Schools and their religious 

rk. 

Art. VII. This constitution may be changed or amended 

a two-thirds vote of the members present. 

BY LAWS. 

No. I. — The time of the annual meeting shall be at the time 
\ place of the N. C. Christian Missionary Convention. 
No. 2. — These By-Laws may be changed by a two thirds 
e of the members presents 



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i > ' Report of Corresponding Secretary of the No] 
Carolina Christian Missionary Convention 



Dear Brethren— As the funds in the hands of the Tr 
urer at the close of last convention were not sufficient to ace 
plish any work, nothing was done till July 28, 1886. Then u 
a call by the President, the Board met in Kinston, and 2 
due consideration decided to call on the brethren for aid to s 
out the gospel. By order of the Board I sent out circular let 
and employed a financial agent. I was fortunate in securing 
securing the services of our very worthy brother, H. C. Bo\ 
as agent. His success is great encouragement to our missioi 
hopes. He obtained in cash and pledges for missionary w 
$493.92 in eighteen days' work. This is an example unpr 
dented among our people in this State. I am convinced 
all we need to make our missionary convention equal to thj 
our brethren elsewhere is faithful and efficient work on the 
of all. Let us take courage. I recommend that a Boar 
Managers be appointed, like last year, who live at no great 
tance from each other, so that constant attention can be g 
to this great and important work. I herewith submit bro 
Bowen's report. Respectfully submitted, 

C. W. HOWARD, Cor. Sec' 



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Report of Financial Agent. 



I have received the following in pledges and money for State 
Evangelizing up to date : 



Date. 




Name of Church. Pledges. 


Money. 


Total. 


Aug. 


8, 


'86 


Poplar Chapel, $ 9 00 


$ I 00 


$10 00 


< < 


*5;. 


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Long Acre Chapel, 


15 00 


1 00 


16 00 


i < 


22, 


< < 


Bethany , Bdgcombe 


28 5cT 


16 25 


44 75 


«< 


25» 


(< 


Wilson, 


5 °° 




5 °o 


<i 


29. 


< < 


Wilson's Mills, 


22 50 


16 50 


39 00 


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3 1 ' 


< < 


Mill Creek 


10 50 


3 °° 


• J 3 5o 


Sept. 


1, 


.< 


Pleasant Union, 


12 75 


2 25 


15 00 


< . 


2. 


< < 


Eureka, 


37 75 


25 


38 00 


< < 


5> 


< » 


South West, 


20 50 


15 25 


35 75 


< < 


6, 


< < 


Deep Spring, 


12 25 


2 05 


14 3° 


< < 


7, 


< < 


Richlands 


16 55 


1 22 


17 77 


< < 


8, 


1 < 


Union Chapel, 


23 °5 


!3 35 


36 40 


< < 


9> 


i < 


Christian Prospect, 


11 10 




11 10 


< ( 


10, 


< < 


Tuckahoe, 


15 6 5 


45 


16 10 


< . 


11, 


it 


Pleasant Hill, 


23 73 


8 00 


31 75 


< i 


12, 


< ( 


Kinston, 


18 25 


29 35 


47 6o 


C I 


< < 


< 1 


Wheat Swamp; 




3 55 


3 55 


<< 


23, 


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Rountree's, 


25 00 


5 35 


30 35 


(i 


24, 


( 1 


Corinth, 


22 00 


4 5° 


26 50 


( ( 


25, 


< c 


Antioch, , 


33 00 


7 5° 


40 50 


( ( 


26, 


(< 


Eden, 




1 00 


1 00 



Total, $362 10 $131 82 $493 9 2 

When at Eden $50.00 was raised for the L,aGrange house of 
worship, the collecting of which was placed in the hands of Bro. 
Joseph Kinsey. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. C. BOWEN, Financial Agent. 
Kinston, N. C, Oct. 20, 1886. 



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GIDEON ALLEN, 


Marlboro, 


Pitt, 




JOSEPHUS LATHAM, 


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Martin, 




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Swan Quarter, 


Hyde, 




W. M. DAVIS. 


White Marsh, 


Washington 




H. S. GURGANUS, 


Long Ridge, 


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A. C. WENTZ, 


Lee's Mills, 


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Hyde, 




J. W. P. HOLTON, 


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Pamlico, 




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Powell's Point, 


Currituck 




A. J. HOLTON, 


New Berne, 


Craven, 




A. C. HART, 


Johnson's Mills, 


Pitt, 




A. 0. WARREN, 


Richlands, 


Onslow, 




J. B. PARSONS, 


Beaufort, 


Carteret, 




H. C. BOWEN, 


Kinston, 


Lenoir, 




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J. R. TINGLE, 


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I. L. CHESTNUTT, 


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C. HEATH, 


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C. W. HOWARD, 


Fountain Hill, 






J. T. DAVIS, 


Ormondsville, 


Green, 




IRVIN JONES, 


Hookerton. 


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N. B. HOOD, 


Grantham's Store, Wayne, 




J. J. HARPER, 


Smithfield, 


Johnston, 




M. T. MOVE, 


Wilson, 


Wilson, 




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NORTH CAROLINA 

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION, 



AT TTS 



Forty-Third Annual Session 



HELD AT 



OIK GROVE CHURCH. PITT COUNTY, N; ; "C. 



OCTOBER 20th, 21st, 22d and 23d, 1887. 



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N. S. Richardson , & Sox, Book and J or Printers. 

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PROCEEDINGS 



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NORTH CAROLINA 

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION, 

AT ITS 

Forty-Third Annual Session 

HELD AT 

OM GROVE CHURCH, PITT COUNTY, N. C, 

OCTOBER 20th, 21st, 22d and 23d, 1887. 



New-Berne, N. C, 
N. S. Richardson & Son, Book and Job Printers. 

1887. 



OFFICERS FOR THE ENSUING YEAR. 

President— J '. J. Harper, Smithfield, N. C. 

Vice-President— 3 . L. Burns, Kinston, " 

Treasurer — E. A. Mo ye, Greenville, " 

Recording Sec' y—N. S. Richardson,. . .New-Berne, " 
Corresponding Sec '?/— Dr. H. D. Harper, Kinston, "' 



MEMBERS OF BOARD OF MANAGERS. 



H. C. Bowen, Josephus Latham, N. J. Rouse, 
I. L. Chestnutt, C, W. Howard. 



PROCEEDINGS 

—OF THE— 

Mil Carolina Ghrlstian Missionary Convention. 

This Convention, composed of the Disciples of Christ 
in Eastern North Carolina, assembled in annual session, 
at Oak Grove Church, Pitt County, Thursday, October 
20th, 1887. 

Devotional services were conducted by C. W. Howard 
and J. L. Burns, after which, the Annual Address was 
delivered by J. J. Harper, President of the Convention. 
His subject was, "Elements of Success in Our Work." 

The President then took the chair, and announced that 
the Convention was in session, and ready for business. 

The Recording Secretary, L. J. Chapman, being absent, 
on motion, E. A. Moye was elected Secretary pro tern. 

The roll of churches was next called, and the names of 
delegates enrolled. 

The President appointed the following committees : 

On Preaching— J. H. Grimes, W. H. Stancill, and W. 
J. Bowen. 

On Finance— Fernando Ward, N. S. Richardson and 
J. A. B. Cooper. 

On Statistics— H. C. Bowen, P. H. Johnson and David 
Rountree. 

On Examination of Candidates for the Ministry — N. S. 
Richardson, C. W. Howard and J. L. Burns. 

On Ministerial Character— W . H. Stancill, C. W. 
Swain and Fernando Ward. 

On Nomination of Officers for Ensuing Year — S. W. 
Sumerell, D. T. Williams and I. L. Chestnutt. 

It was announced that C. W. Martz, of the Raleigh 
Mission, was present, and he was invited to a seat in the 
Convention. 

On motion, it was agreed that the letters from the 
churches be not read before the Convention, but referred 



4 

to the committees on Finance and Statistics, in order to 
save time. 

On motion, the church at Vanceboro was received, and 
enrolled on the list of churches. 

The committee on Preaching appointed H. C. Bowen 
to preach Thursday night, at Oak Grove, and C. W. 
Howard at Robersonville. C. W. Martz was appointed 
to preach at the stand Friday morning at II o'clock. 

On motion, it was agreed that the sessions begin each 
day at 9 o'clock a. m. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until 9 o'clock 
a. m. Friday. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by C. W. Martz. 



Friday, October 21st. 

Convention met according to adjournment, and opened 
with devotional exercises conducted by C. W. Howard. 
Proceedings of Thursday were read and approved. 

The list of churches was again called, and other dele- 
gates enrolled. 

On motion of I. L. Chestnutt, the new churches, Rose 
Bay, Enterprise and Montgomery, in Hyde county, were 
enrolled. 

On motion of J. L. Burns, M. T. Moye was appointed 
to prepare an obituary of Dr. J. T. Walsh for publication 
with these proceedings. Also moved, that J. J. Harper 
prepare an obituary of David H. Miller, also to be printed 
with these proceedings. 

At the request of the President, N. S. Richardson made 
a statement concerning the progress of the work on the 
church building in New-Berne. He stated that it would 
require four hundred dollars more to finish it, besides the 
one hundred dollars loaned the New-Berne brethren by 
the Board of Managers, some time ago. When he had 
taken his seat, Dr. H. D. Harper arose, and moved that 
the Convention donate to the New-Berne church the one 
hundred dollars loaned, and that the note for the same 
be cancelled. The motion was adopted, and the note 
cancelled. 



A letter was read from the church at LaGrange giving 
an account of their building, organization, progress, &c, 
and asking to be received as a member of the Conven- 
tion. On motion of J. L. Burns, it was received and 
placed on the list of churches. 

The President appointed the following brethren a com- 
mittee on Evangelizing :— Dr. H. D. Harper, M. T. Moye 
and Jos. H. Kinsey. 

J. L. Burns moved that the President be requested to 
furnish a copy of his Address for publication with these 
proceedings. The motion was adopted. 

[He was afterwards excused, by the Board of Man- 
agers, from preparing and printing the address, in con- 
sequence of its great length.] 

There being no delegate from the church at Zion's 
Grove, on motion, Samuel Reasons was admitted as a 
delegate from that congregation. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned one hour for 
preaching. 

The Convention re-assembled according to adjourn- 
ment. 

The committee on Preaching appointed Dr. H. D. Har- 
per to preach Friday night, M. T. Moye to preach Satur- 
day at the stand, at 11 o'clock a. m., and I. L. Chestnutt 
at 1:30 P. m., at the same place. C. W. Howard was ap- 
pointed to preach at Robersonville on Friday night. 

On motion, one hour was given by the Convention for 
the re-organization of the Ministerial Association. 

On motion, the Convention agreed to give place to the 
Sunday School Convention from 9 o'clock a. m. till 11 a. 
m. on Saturday. 

The President asked the Secretary to call the roll of 
preachers. 

On motion of Gideon Allen, the name of Irvin Jones 
was erased in consequence of his death. 

On motion of H. C. Bowen, J. L. Winfield was appoint- 
ed to prepare an obituary of Irvin Jones, to be printed 
with these proceedings. 

Gideon Allen moved that the proceedings of this Con- 



vention be published in the Christian Visitor, instead of 
in pamphlet form. After considerable discussion on 
both sides, the motion was lost. 

The committee on Evangelizing submitted the follow- 
ing report : 

We, your committee on Evangelizing, beg leave to report as follows : 
That we recommend the appointment of J. L. Burns as Evangelist at 
large, at a salary to be agreed upon between him and the Board of 
Managers, and that he labor under their direction. 

H. D. Harper, ) 

Jos. H. Kinsey, [-Committee. 

M. T. Moye, ) 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

On motion, the preachers were excused from reporting 
their work to the Convention, as required by a resolution 
of last Convention, as such reports are now made through 
the Christian Visitor. 

The Convention, on motion, adjourned until Saturday 
morning 9 o'clock. Devotional exercises conducted by 
M. T. Moye. 



Saturday, October 22nd. 

The Sunday School Convention assembled at 9 o'clock 
A. M., according to appointment, and adjourned at 11 a. 
m. See proceedings on another page. 

At 11 o'clock, a. m., the President announced the Mis- 
sionary Convention again in session. 

The committee on Preaching reported J. L. Winfleld 
to preach Saturday night at Oak Grove Church, and M. T. 
Moye at Robersonville; J. J. Harper to preach on Lord's 
day morning in the house at Oak Grove, and C. VV. 
Martz at the stand, and at night at Robersonville. 

The committee on Nomination of Officers for the ensu- 
ing year, reported as follows : 

We, your committee on Nomination of Officers for ensuing year, ask 
leave to report as follows : — For President, J. J. Harper ; Vice-Presi- 
dent, J. L. Burns; Treasurer, E. A. Moye ; Recording Secretary, N. S. 
Richardson ; Corresponding Secretary, Dr. H. D. Harper. 

S. D. Sumerell, ) 

D. T. Williams, [-Committee. 

I. L. Chestnutt, ) 

On motion, the report was adopted. 



I. L. Chestnutt moved that J. J. Harper be appointed 
to transcribe and prepare the proceedings of this Conven- 
tion for publication, have 2000 copies printed, and distri- 
bute them among the churches, and that he be allowed 
$15 for his services. 

The following resolution was offered by S. W. Sumer- 
ell, and, on motion, adopted : 

Whereas, It is apparent that among us there should be some more 
systematic rule in regard to collections in our congregations, in order 
to the better promotion of the various interests of the Church of Christ, 
Therefore, 

Resolved, That we request all the ministers belonging to this Con- 
vention, to take up a collection in each of the congregations for which 
they preach, after first explaining the object of the collection in each 
case, and urging the necessity of the same — in the following order, viz: 

First — During the months of September, and October, for Home 
Missions. 

Second — During the month of November, to aid young men in prepar- 
ing for the ministry. 

Third — During the month of December, for Church Extension. 

Fourth — During the month of January, for Foreign Missions. 

On motion of H. C. Bowen, the church at Woodington, 
Lenoir county, and the church at Prospect, Duplin county, 
were received, and placed on the roll. 

An appeal was made by Josephus Latham, for Stanly 
Ayers, an afflicted minister of the Gospel, and a liberal 
contribution was secured. 

Dr. H. D. Harper moved that the Convention donate 
$50 to aid in building a church house in Williamston, 
Martin county. The motion was adopted. 

The committee on Examination of Candidates for the 
Ministry, reported as follows : 

We, your committee on examination of candidates for the ministry, 
beg leave to report, that we have examined J. H. Johnson and W. R. 
Jinnett, and find them competent to preach the Gospel, and recommend 
that J. H. Johnson's name be enrolled on the list of preachers, he hav- 
ing been heretofore ordained to the work of the ministry ; and we also 
recommend that W. R. Jinnett be ordained to the ministry, and en- 
rolled on the list of preachers. 

N. S. Richardson, ) 

J. L. Burns, [-Committee. 

C. W. Howard, ) 

On motion, the report was adopted. 



The President appointed J. L. Burns and M. T. Moye 
to conduct the ordination services, on Lord's day morn- 
ing, at 10 o'clock. 

The committee on Ministerial Character reported as 
follows : 

Your committee on Ministerial Character beg leave to submit the 
following report : 

Having learned that Curtis Heath has withdrawn from the church, 
we recommend that his name be stricken from the list of preachers. 
The character of all others, so far as we know, is unimpeached. 

W. H. Stancill, ) 
J. L. Burns, [■ Committee. 

Fernando Ward. ) 

On motion, the report was adopted. 

The committee appointed at last Convention to investi- 
gate rumors against J. B. Parsons, reported that they 
found no evidence to sustain them ; and, on motion, the 
committee was discharged. 

The committee on Statistics, consisting of H. C. Bowen, 
N. S. Richardson and David Rountree, submitted their 
report, which, on motion, was adopted. See Statistical 
Table. 

The committee on Finance, consisting of N. S. Richard- 
son, J. A. B. Cooper and Fernando Ward, handed in their 
report to the Convention, and, on motion, it was adopted. 
See Table of Statistics. 

The Corresponding Secretary, C. W. Howard, submit- 
ted his report, which was adopted by motion. See report 
on another page. 

E. A. Moye, Treasurer of the Convention, handed in 
his report, which was read, and, on motion, adopted. See 
report on another page. 

The following resolution was offered by Josephus 
Latham : 

Resolved, That the Disciples of Christ, in North Carolina, in Conven- 
tion assembled, do express ourselves as hailing with joy the efforts of 
the present day to discourage the manufacture, sale, and use as a bev- 
erage, of intoxicating drinks. 

On motion, the resolution was adopted. 
The following resolution was also offered by Josephus 
Latham : 

Whereas, In the providence of God, our Bro. C. W. Martz has been 



by invitation in our State for some months, and has shown himself a 
pious, devoted and able minister of the New Testament, and under 
whose teaching we have so often set with profit and delight, Therefore, 
Resolved, That it is with feelings of deep regret that we part with 
our beloved and gifted brother, fearing that we may never meet again 
on earth, but indulging the hope that w T e shall meet in that home 
where parting will be no more. 

On motion, the resolution was adopted. 
The following resolution was offered by M. T. Moye : 
Resolved, That this Convention do urge upon all the congregations 
composing this body, to co-operate with and aid our evangelist in his 
Labors ; and that resident ministers and officers of congregations, espe- 
cially, be requested to be active in assisting him to secure more perfect 
30-operation among the congregations, in our work. 

The resolution was, on motion, adopted. 

The subject of holding the next annual convention 
came up on motion, and after some inquiry and discus- 
sion, it was decided by a majority vote to hold the next 
session at Old Ford Church, Beaufort County, commen- 
cing on Thursday before the 4th Lord's day in October. 
L888. 

A resolution of thanks to the officers of the Convention 
:or the prompt and faithful discharge of their duties, was 
idopted. Also, a resolution of thanks to the citizens of 
ihe community for their overflowing hospitality. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet at the 
;ime and place above designated. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by M. T. Moye. 

After preaching on Lord's day, the brethren and sisters 
issembled in the house and partook of the Lord's supper, 
md then took an affectionate leave of each other. 

J. J. Harper, President. 

E. A. Moye, Sec'y, pro tern. 



10 
Beport of Corresponding Secretary. 



Received for Home Missions, from all sources, . . . .#428 33 

Received for Foreign Missions, 2 02" 



$430 35 
All of which has been paid over to the Treasurer. 

C. W. Howard, Cor. Sec'y. 



Report of Treasurer. 



E A. Moye, Treasurer, 

In account with the N. C. Christian Missionary Convention. 

1886. Dr. 

Oct. To amount on hand from last report, $ 45 25 

Nov. 17, To amount received of C. W. Howard, Cor. Sec, viz: 

Minute Fund 64 39 

" " Foreign Missions, 50 

Home Missions,. 292 57 

from Church at Wilson Mills, 2 08 

1887. 

July, To amount rec'd of C. W. Howard, Cor. Sec'y, 56 15 

Oct. " *" " " Foreign Missions,. .. . 1 52 

" Home Missions 78 09 



#540 55 

1886. Cr. 

Oct. 23, By amount paid church at LaGrange, # 50 00 

"2, H. C Bowen, 36 00 

1887. 

March 17. By am't paid church at New-Berne, 100 00 

" *• General Convention,. 4 05 

" *• A. McLean for Foreign Missions 50 

" " '• for Money Orders, 75 

April 11. " " " church at New-Berne, 100 00 

June 29. ' 4 " " H. A. Latham for printing Minutes, 34 00 

July 11. kt " " J. L. Winfield for mailing Minutes.. . 6 72 

Oct. 22. " " " Rufus Swain for Evangelizing, 30 00 

#362 02 
Oct. 22. To balance on hand this date, #178 53 

Respectfully Submitted, 

E. A . Moye, Treasurer. 



11 



LIST of PREACHERS with their POST OFFICES. 



Names. Post Offices. 

GIDEON ALLEN Marlboro, 

JOSEPHUS LATHAM, Greenville, 

D. W. DAVIS, Jamesville, 

HENRY WINFIELD, .. .... 

C. H. SWAIN, 

J. W. HARDISON, 

STANLY AYERS, Williamston, 

J. S. HENDERSON, Pantego, 

D. H. ADAMS, 

T. W. WHITLEY, Hunter's Bridge, 

J. L. WINFIELD, Washington, 

G. W. JACKSON 

JOHN R. WINFIELD, Pantego, 

AUGUSTUS LATHAM, Leechville. 

H. S. DAVENPORT Swan Quarter, 

W. M. DAVIS, Lee's Mill, 

H. S. GURGANUS Long Ridge, 

A. C. WENTZ, Windsor, 

J. W. GURGANUS, Long Ridge. 

H. D. CASON Swan Quarter, 

J. W. P. HOLTON,.. Grantsboro, 

ISAAC P. HOLTON, 

J. L. BURNS, Kinston, 

J. W r . TROTMAN, Hertford, 

E. L. SOWERS, Powell's Point, 

A. J. HOLTON, New-Berne, 

A. C. HART, Johnson's Mills. 

A. O. WARREN, Edward's Mills, 

J. B. PARSONS, Beaufort, 

H. C. BOW-EN, Kinston, 

Dr. H. D. HARPER, 

J. R. TINGLE, 

I. L. CHESTNUTT, Snow Hill, 

C. W. HOW T ARD, Fountain Hill, 

J. T. DAVIS, Ormondsville, 

N. B. HOOD, Dunn, 

J. J. HARPER, SmithflelcV 

M. T. MOYE, Wilson, 

P. E. HINES, 

W. H. COBB, Whitakers, 

J. H. JOHNSON, Bentonsville, 

W. R. JINNETT, Dudley, 



Counties . 

Pitt County, 

Martin 



Beaufort 



N. C. 



Hyde 
Washington 

Bertie 
Washington 
Hyde . ' 
Pamlico 

Lenoir 

Perquimans 

Currituck 

Craven 

Pitt 

Beaufort 

Carteret 

Lenoir 



Greene 

Lenoir 

Greene 

Harnett 

Johnston 

Wilson 

a 

Edgecombe 

Johnston 

Wayne 



12 
CONSTITUTION 

— OF THE — 

North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 



Article I. This organization shall be called the North Carolina Christian Mis- 
sionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread of the Gos- 
pel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds for other fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of Christ, who 
have been sent by their respective churches or by an association of churches, as 
delegates to its annual Convention, and of such other brethren as may have con- 
tributed to its Treasury, as hereinafter provided. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. Any mem- 
ber of the Church of Christ may become a member of the Convention for one year 
by the payment of two dollars, and a member for life by the payment of $20 in an- 
nual installments of two dollars. All Evangelists are members of the Convention 
by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording Secre- 
tary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be elected annually and 
hold their respective offices until their successors are elected. 

Art. VI. Each Congregation, belonging to this Convention, may adopt such 
method of supplying itself with regular preaching, as it may deem most practicable. 

Art. VII. There shall also be elected annually live members, who, together with 
the officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board of Managers, whose duty it 
shall be to carry into execution the work of the Convention. They shall appoint 
their own meetings, elect their own chairman and clerk, and during the interval 
between the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body, employ evangel- 
ists and agents, and direct them in their fields of labor. They shall keep a full 
record of their proceedings and make report through the Corresponding Secretary 
at the annual Convention, making such recommendations as they shall deem pro- 
per. Three of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice President and Recording Secretary shall perform 
the duties usually belonging to such offices at the annual Convention. The Cor- 
responding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay them to the Treasurer, keep- 
ing an account of the same. He may also be employed as General Evangelist, 
and shall account for all sums paid him for services. The Treasurer shall receive 
from the Corresponding Secretary all funds, pay them out on order of the Clerk 
of the Board, keep an accurate account of the same, and make report at the annual 
Convention. 

Art. IX. The annual Convention may annually contribute a percentage of the 
funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Christian Missionary 
Convention, such per cent, to be determined by the Convention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Thursday before the 4th Lord's 
day in October, at such place as may have been determined by the last annual 
Convention. In case the Convention shall have failed to appoint a place, the Board 
shall select the place of meeting. 

Art. XL This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of all the 
members present at any regular meeting of the Convention, provided such amend- 
ment shall have been first recommended by the Board, or a year's notice shall have 
been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be known as 
Union Meeting districts ; and each district may choose its own method of work ; 
and may contribute its collections for msssionary purposes, or any part thereof, to 
the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 



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17 



MEMOIR OF DR. JOHN T. WALSH. 



John Tomline Walsh was born in Hanover county, Virginia, on the 
loth of February, 1816, and died August the 7th, 1886, in the town of 
Kinston, North Carolina. He was of Scotch-Irish descent. Dr. A\ r alsh 
was twice married. His first wife was Miss Ann Eliza Beasley, of Va., 
who died in Kinston, N. C, June 28th, 1857, leaving one daughter, Mrs. 
J. A. Bell, of Tarboro. Realizing, as he said in his " Life and Times.' " 
that, " it is not good for man to be alone, 1 ' he sought the hand of Miss 
E. J. Green, of Jones county, N. C, to whom he was united in mar- 
riage, April 13th, 1858. She also preceded him to the grave, and left 
to his paternal care four sods and two daughters, all of whom are now 
living. Again a widower, in old age, broken down in health, and re- 
duced in circumstances, with a large family dependent upon him, his 
few declining days were overshadowed by adversity and sorrow, until 
the summons came to go up higher, and enjoy the reward of a labori- 
ous life, spent in the service of his divine Master. 

Early in life, about the age of fourteen, Dr. Walsh professed faith in 
the Lord Jesus the Christ, and joined the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
Shortly thereafter, manifesting an aptness to teach, and an earnest de- 
sire to preach, he was ordained to the ministry, and appointed assist- 
ant to the Rev. David Wood, on the Lunenburg circuit, of the Virginia 
Conference. Meeting with injustice and opposition from an influential 
and wealthy local preacher, he returned home and devoted himself to 
the study of the Word, " which is able to make us wise unto salvation." 

His mind having been directed to the subject of Infant Baptism, 
which he critically investigated, by the light of the Bible, and for the 
practice of which, he said " he thought he could find no Scripture," he 
severed his ecclesiastical relations and united with the Missionary 
Baptists, being baptized by the Rev. Wm. I. Chiles, a young Baptist 
preacher, His membership while in this communion was with the 
congregation worshipping at Burrus' Meeting-House, Caroline Co., Va., 
Rev. Rufus Chandler pastor, and his ordination was endorsed by the 
church. 

His union with the Baptists brought him " face to face," says he, 
" with the controversy then going on between them and the Disciples'* 
— a controversy exciting much interest in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio. 
Kentucky, and other States West of the Ohio river. Alexander Camp- 
bell, than whom few, if any theologians, have displayed greater pro- 
fundity of Biblical knowledge and exegetical interpretation, was the 
acknowledged leader of the Disciples, in this sublime plea for "A Re- 
storation to Primitive Christianity," which was ably set forth in the 
"Christian Baptist,*' then edited and published by him, at Bethany, Va. 
One of the most learned aud talented opponents to the "Ancient Order 
of Things," was the Rev. Andrew Broaddus, at that time probably, the 
most distinguished divine of the Missionary Baptists, in the State of 



Virginia. From reading the "Christian Baptist,' 7 and the discussions* 
public and private, in which preachers and lay-men were often engaged, 
he began as he says, "to see some things in a new light". Truths, lifted 
from the ruts of accumulated years of mystical interpretation, presented 
to his active thinking mind more light, and the beautiful symmetry of 
God's plan of salvation to man, through His Son ; captivated his affec- 
tions, and established his heart, "on a Rock-bottom'', where " he could 
safely and securely rest" 7 . This led to his union with the Disciples of 
Christ, with whom, he was ever thereafter identified, as an able and 
eloquent defender of the "Faith once delivered to the saints 7 '. On page 
•39, of "The Life and Times of John T. Walsh, M. D.," he has left on 
record that, " This change was made, not because lie loved the Baptists 
less, but because he loved the truth more, and believed the Disciples held 
more of it than the Baptists.'' 1 

In the same work, on pages 40 and 41, Dr. Walsh gives utterance to 
some truths, which are inserted here, for the consideration of those who 
oppose "our distinctive plea," of the union of Christians on the Bible 
and the Bible alone, and the abolition of all Creeds and Articles of Faith, 
as their tendency is and always has been to foster division, rather than 
unity. "The truth is," says he, " the plea of the Disciples has impress- 
ed itself upon all Christendom. It has served to modify, change, 
mould, and, in many ways, to elevate, and to bring nearer together the 
various sects of Christendom.* 7 To every observant person, who has 
watched the changes made in the presentation of denominational views 
and practices, from the pulpit, and convocations, for the last half cen- 
tury, these views will not be called in question, for they are too self- 
evident to admit of doubt or disputation. 

The first part of Dr. Walsh T s ministry with the Disciples was confined 
to Virginia, where he labored successfully for several years, principally 
in the counties of York, Warwick, New-Kent, Matthews, King and 
Queen, King William, Hanover, Louisa, and Essex. During this time, 
he often met, and heard the gifted Campbell preach, at the Old Syca- 
more Church, in the city of Richmond, and was co-laborer with R. L. 
Coleman, James W. Goss, Silas Shelburne, George W. Abell, Dr. Wm. 
H. Hughart, and others, whose memory the Disciples in the Old Do- 
minion, and elsewhere, still gratefully cherish. 

About the year 1845, Dr. Walsh settled in Richmond, and engaged 
in secular business, but of what nature, or with what success is un- 
known. 

Having privately given some attention to the Science of Medicine, 
in 184S he removed to Philadelphia, for the purpose of prosecuting his 
medical studies, and while located there preached occasionally in some 
of the churches and public halls of the city, and also in several of the 
interior towns in the State of Pennsylvania. During his sojourn in 
the city of Brotherly Love, the "Eclectic Medical College of Pennsyl- 
vania" was founded, which conferred on him the honorary degree of 
Doctor of Medicine, and called him to the chair of Anatomy and Physi- 
ology, a position acceptably tilled by him, until his return to Richmond, 



10 

in 1850, to engage In the practice of medicine. He adopted the Ho- 
meopathic system, and would have probably become a successful 
practitioner, had he continued to devote his time to his profession, but 
providence ordered otherwise. 

About this time. Elder John P. Dunn, of sacred memory, made a call 
upon R. L Coleman, editor of the Christian Intelligencer, published in 
Richmond, Va., for an evangelist for North Carolina. This appeal, 
published in the Intelligencer, led to a correspondence between Dr. 
Walsh and Elder Dunn, and resulted in his visiting the State in March, 
1852, accompanied by H. Wicker, a young preacher. During this trip, 
the Doctor visited and preached to congregations in Lenoir, Jones, 
Greene, and Pitt counties, where he was so warmly greeted, and so 
favorably received that he went to Richmond for his family, and re- 
turning, permanently located in N. C. : and from that time to the date 
of his death, covering a period of about 34 years, except one year spent 
in Baltimore, and the time given to an evangelical tour among the 
churches of South Carolina, and a visit by special invitation to the 
church at Worcester, Mass., preaching once there, and twice to the 
congregation of Disciples in New York City, on his return his labors 
were confined to the State of his adoption. 

While State Evangelist of N. C. he made a tour to the churches of 
the Baptist Chowan Association, by solicitation, in order to allay preju- 
dice and promote more kind and fraternal feelings between the Disci- 
ples and Baptists ; and, although warmly received by some of the 
. preachers, and by many of the lay-men, the Biblical Recorder sounded 

AWhe cry of "Campbellism,"" and fostered, instead of allaying the bitter 
\\spirit by which the Disciples were then, and are now assailed by the 

\ Baptists, notwithstanding Christ's prayer that all who should believe on 
Him, through the word of the Apostles, should be one. John xvn : 20. 

His labors in North Carolina, as evangelist, pastor, writer, publisher 
and debater, extending through a period of about thirty-three years, 
were almost incessant, and often laborious. In then the transitory 
state of the Disciples from sectism to a more exalted conception of 
Scriptural teaching and practice, Dr. Walsh became a factor of much 
strength and power, and contributed largely towards the demolition of 
hoary errors of Biblical knowledge and interpretation, then so univer- 
sally prevalent among the public expounders of the religion of the 
Lord Jesus the Christ. As a defender of the faith held by the Disci- 
ples, no man in the State has so successfully met and overcome the 
charge of "heresy" and "unevangelical teaching," by which the Broth- 
[ erhood have been so bitterly and persistently charged, as he. When- 
ever, wherever, and by whomsoever assailed, he was ever ready to 
I stand at the breach, and wield a trenchant blade, in the defence of 
I truth and justice, before which many plumed knights of sectarianism 
have gone down to the dust, in confusion and dismay. This work, for 

il which he was peculiarly fitted by nature and education, entitles him 
to the grateful consideration and appreciation of his brethren — a large 
debt for which a just mead of praise has never been accorded him, 












20 

even by those whose battles be so successfully fought and won. His 
co- laborers are gathering the fruit of his ardent toil, probably unmind- 
ful of the planter and waterer, who helped to prepare for the harvest. 
Evidently the power and trend of his mind were controversial, and 
when pressed in the spirit, in seasons of revival, and under the inspira-j 
tion of truth attacked, he became eloquent and impressive, and dis- 
played conspicuously a high order of talent and logical acumen. How,-. 
ever, as a writer and publisher, he will be best known to posterity. Of 
his many published works, camprising papers, periodicals, pamphlets] 
aHd books, his \Book of Sermonsy' " Looking Down /the Ages," and 
-The Life and TiiWs of Jofm T. Walsh, M. D.~\ will doubtless be mlrQ 
generally read and enduring, especially the first two named, as tftey 
'•ont^jn the most vigorous thoughts of his mature manhood and careful 
preparation. Yet there are others that have considerable merit ^n^ 
research, noticeably, *•/ The Nature an d| Duration of Future Punish- 
ment, 7 ' \' Universalis^ Exposed from the Inner Temple," 7 -4 What -Shall 
I Do to Be Saved ?'" and an exhaustive freatlse " Ori Washing of yFeet." 
These works are commended to the Brotherhood at large, as not only 
worthy of careful perusal, but of dilligent study. 

A year or more before death released him from his labors of love, 
bronchitis prostrated him, for a time, and greatly impaired his voice, 
and a partial attack of paralysis so affected his mind that, "the old man 
eloquent,'' lost the prestige of his mental vigor, from which he only 
partially recovered. His last days were passed amid great trouble and 
anxiety, and bodily suffering, for which there seemed to be no allevia- 
tion. Ripe in years and honors, with the glow of christian hope light- 
ing his pathway to the grave, he fell asleep in Jesus, and was bu^ried 
by the side of his last wife, in the Cemetery at Kinston, N. C, to await 
the resurrection of the just, and then to enter into the full fruition of 
hope and peace, in Christ Jesus, forevermore. 

Let his mistakes and errors, whether few or many, rest peacefully in 
the grave of memory, and his virtues live fresh and green in our hearts, 
fragrant in appreciation and appropriation, to the glory of God and the 
good of man. 

"Tossed no more on life's rough billow, 

All the storms of sorrow fled, 
Death has found a quiet pillow 

For the aged Christian's head, 
Peaceful slumbers 

Guarding now his lowly bed." 

M. T. MOYE. 
Wilson, N. C, November 14th, 1887. 



21 
DAVID H. MILLER. 



IRYIN JONES. 



A GOOD AND TRUE MAN PASSED OVER THE RIVER. 



I am just in receipt of the intelligence, which announces the sad 
and very unexpected death of Bro. Irvin Jones. The very near and 
dear ties of brotherly and ministerial affection, which cemented our 
hearts together induces me to take this opportunity of saying a word 
over the grave of the old pioneer Gospel preacher, who has weathered 
the storms of many winters and now has laid his armor down to rest 
under the shade of the trees, "just across on the ever green shore." 



I call to mind to-day, the time I first saw this faithful man of God, 
and this truly consecrated servant of the Master. It was in the fall of 



Bro. David H. Miller, the subject of this brief tribute, was born in 
the city of New-Berne, N. C., on the 9th of December, 1810, and died 
in Goldsboro, on the 11th of November, 1885, aged 74 years, 11 months, 
and 2 days. Of his parentage I have not been able to learn any thing 
with any degree of certainty. ... . 

f k \- His religious career commenced about the date of 1838, when, if we 
mistake not, he connected himself with the Free Will Baptists, among \ 
whom, three years later, in 1841, he commenced preaching. He re- 
mained with the Baptists a few years, laboring for a living at some 
secular calling, and preaching as opportunity offered, until becoming 
dissatisfied with the doctrines of the Baptists, he severved his connec- 
tion with them and united with the Disciples of Christ, a name by 
which he was not ashamed to be known, to the day of his death. 

Bro. Miller was not an educated man, and I do not know that he pos- 
sessed extraordinary natural endowments, but was a plain, unpreten- 
tious man, of strong faith, and great fervency of spirit, and in preach- 
ing, always seemed to feel what he said. The writer when a small 
boy often saw him in the family circle, and in the pulpit. A favorite 
text of his, was this: "And they came to Jesus, and found the man, 
out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, 
clothed, and in his right mind." — Luke 8: 35. He was a poor man, 
in earthly estate, with a family dependent on his labor for support ; 
hence, he had very little time to devote to books and the preparation 
of subjects. j^>. 

His last sickness \vas heart disease, with which he suffered a great 
deaj. for nearly ten months, when death released him from earthly 
boncte. and mortal suffering. He was a devoted christian, and a patient 
and submissive sufferer, and resigned to the will of his Master. 

He/leavessa/ widow" s apd four children on these mortal shores, while 
he has. gone jGoiais rest/ and his reward. / 

J. J. HARPER. 

Smithfield, October 25th, 1887. 






22 

1866, during the Grand Council of the Union Baptist Church, at 
Blount's Creek, Beaufort county. Elder Jones was at that time a mem- 
ber and minister of the Union Baptist denomination, which denomina- 
tion is known to a majority of the readers of the Visitor, as being the 
result of Rev. J. W. Hunnicutt, of Va., to unite all the wings of the 
open communion Baptists in one grand, aggressive body, under the 
name and style of the Union Baptist church. Bro. Jones impressed me, 
at that council, as a man of strong faith, fervent devotion and the most 
marked piety. Though I was only in my fourteenth year, his plain, 
simple and tender preaching had a most wholesome effect upon me, 
which vvas strengthened and confirmed by subsequent association and 
more intimate relationship. 

Four years after, Bro. Jones was appointed an itenerant minister, 
and he traveled extensively in all the Eastern counties, and was emi- 
nently successful in widening the borders of that denomination. It 
was niy pleasure to accompany Bro. Jones on several of his evangelical 
tours. It is needless to say, that I was not only profited but highly ben- 
efitted by his humble, Christ-like walk, his love for the Gospel, and his 
loyalty to the great Head of the church. He made no pretention to 
learning. He possessed only a limited education ; which had, however, 
been augmented by faithful and dilligent devotion to the study of good 
and useful books. He was a preacher for the common people, who 
always heard him gladly. He was very popular in Beaufort and Cra- 
ven counties, where he was instrumental in establishing and edifying- 
several congregations. 

When the last Grand Council met in Carteret county in the Fall of 
1870, Bro. Irvin Jones was the first to come out from under the domin- 
ion of human law, and take his stand with those who were building on 
the "one foundation." From that day to the day he laid his armor by, 
he maintained his faith in the Gospel of Christ, sand lived as he died— 
w T ith the assurance of having fought the good fight, — and with that 
anchor of hope which is within the vail. 

The writer will never forget the courtesies and unstinted hospitality 
he received at the hands of Bro. Jones and his family. May God's 
benediction rest upon the disconsolate widow, children and friends, 
who bow and repine over the loss of a truly good man. May we all 
imitate his pious walk, and greet him by and by on the eternal shore. 

J. L. WINFIELD. 
The above notice of the death of Bro. Jones appeared in the Christian 
Visitor, and is here appended because I did not receive notice, of being 
appointed by the Convention, to prepare an obituary, until the proceed- 
ings were nearly ready for the printers. It would afford me great 
pleasure to write a suitable notice if I had time to gather the necessary 
material. The intimate association I had with Bro. Jones justifies me 
in saying that he was full of good works, and was a faithful servant of 
the Master. J. L. W. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL CONYENTION. 



The Convention was opened on Saturday morning, 
October 22d, 1887, by singing, and prayer by J. Latham. 

P. H. Johnson, W. W. Andrews and T. J. May were 
appointed a committee on nomination of officers for the 
ensuing year. 

In the absence of the Recording Secretary and Treas- 
urer, H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y., noted the proceedings 
and received the Annual Reports, enrolling delegates as 
the roll of schools was called. 

Prof. Joseph Kinsey spoke in favor of more thorough 
organization, and to this end the appointment of a S. S. 
Evangelist. 

The Committee on Nominations reported the following, 
which was adopted : 

Dr. H. D. Harper, President : C. W. Howard, Vice- 
President ; N. J. Rouse, Treasurer ; Joseph Kinsey, Rec. 
Secretary ; H. C. Bowen, Cor. Secretary. 

The President appointed I. L. Chestnutt, A. J. Loftin, 
J. M. Mewborne and J. B. Respess to complete the Ex- 
ecutive Committee. 

On motion, Bro. G. W. Jackson, Treas., was requested 
to report to the Recording Secretary. 

The Corresponding Secretary submitted his report, 
which was adopted. 

An account of $2 for printing reports was allowed N. S. 
Richardson, and $1 to H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec, for postage 
on same. 

Joseph Kinsey appealed for money and pledges, and 
$34.06 were given and $14 pledged. 

Adjourned to time of next Convention at Old Ford. 

H. D. Harper, Pres. 

H. C. Bowen, Rec. Sec, pro tern. 



24 
Report of Corresponding Secretary. 

Since the last Convention, the Executive Committee have not been 
able to do much for the Schools of the State for want of funds and a 
suitable person as Sunday School Evangelist. 

I recommend the propriety of employing some part of the time of 
the State Evangelist for the ensuing year, to be spent in organizing 
new Schools and improving those now existing. 

We printed and mailed 100 blank Annual Reports at a cost of $3. 
Respectfully submitted, 

H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec. 
» < ♦ » < 

Report of Treasurer of Sunday School Convention 

For the Year ending Nov. 1st, 1887. 

Dr. Cr. 

Received of H. C. Bowen, former Treasurer, cash, $18 81 

" in Postage Stamps, 25 

$19 06 
Paid to Winfield & Latham, for printing proceedings of 

S. S. Convention, for the year 1886, $10 00 

" for Registration of funds, , 10 

Leaving balance in hand of $ 8 96 

Respectfully submitted. 

G. W. Jackson, Treas. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 2, S, CONVENTION, 

Art. I. This body shall be called the Christian Sunday School Convention of North 
Carolina, and shall meet annually. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to forward the interest of Sunday School work. 

Art. III. The officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording Sec- 
retary, Treasurer and a Corresponding Secretary, to be elected annually. These, 
with four other members, elected annually, shall constitute an Executive Commit- 
tee to manage the work of the Convention, when not in session. Five shall consti- 
tute a quorum. 

Art. IV. Its members shall consist of all Sunday Schools con trolled by the Dis- 
ciples of Christ in N. C, and all the ministers of the Christian Church, all of which 
shall be requested to comply with these regulations. 

Art; V. Its representation shall consist of from one to three delegates from each 
school, and the attending evangelists and superintendents. 

Art. VI, Each school shall be required to contribute liberally to its treasury for 
the Sunday Schools and their religious work. 

Art. VII. This Constitution may be changed or amended by a two-thirds vote of 
the members present. 

No. 1. — The time of the annual meeting shall be at the time and place of the N. 
C. Christian Missionary Convention. 

No. 2. — These By-laws may be changed by a two-thirds vote of the members 
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OF THE 



NORTH CAROLINA 

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION, 



AT ITS 



Forty-Fourth Annual Session 



HELD AT, 



OLD FORD CHURCH, BEAUFORT CO., H. C., 

October 25tli, 26tli» 27tli and 28th, 1888. 




NEW-BERNE, N. C. 
N. S. RICHARDSON &. SON, PRACTICAL BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

—OF THE— 

Horfb Carolina CMstian Missionary Convention. 

This Convention assembled at Old Ford Church, Beaufort 
County, Thursday morning, October 25th, 1888. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Josephus Latham. 
The address of welcome was delivered by J. L. Winfield and the 
response by C. W. Howard. The annual address was delivered 
by J. J. Harper, President. Subject, " The Price of Missions." 

I. J. Spencer, editor of the Missionary Weekly of Richmond, 
Va. was introduced, and addressed the Convention. 

After a recess of one hour for dinner, the President called the 
Convention to order. 

The Rec. Sec'y, K". S. Richardson, being absent, the President 
requested H. C. Bowen to act in his place. 

The President appointed the following committees : 

Finance and Statistics — C. W. Howard, J. R. Tingle, and 
P. H. Johnson. 

Preaching — J. L. Winfield, N. T. Perry, and S. W. Sumrell. 

The calling of the roll of churches was then, taken up, and 
the delegates' names enrolled and reports handed to the commit- 
tee on Finance and Statistics, as shown in Statistical Table on 
another page. 

The committee on Preaching reported as follows : To-night at 
Old Ford, I. J. Spencer; at Singleton's S. H., C. H. Swain; at 
Britton's S. H., J. T. Davis; on Friday, 11 o'clock, at stand, I). 
W. Davis ; 2 p. m., J. L. Burns ; Friday night, Britton's S. H., 
J. B. Respess ; Macedonia, M. F. Haskett ; Woolard's X Roads, 
A. C. Hart; Tranter's Creek, H. Winfield. 

After completing the roll of churches, the Convention ad- 
journed till 9:30 Friday morning. Benediction by the President. 

I. J. Spencer preached at night, W. 0. Winfield being absent. 
His text was, " Except the Lord build the house, they labor in 
vain that build it." 



2 
Friday, October 26th, 1888. 

The Convention met according to adjournment, and opened 
with devotional exercises by J. T. Davis. Proceedings of yester- 
day read and approved. 

Calling the roll of churches was resumed and several others 
responded. 

Communications were read from the following new churches, 
which on motion were received and enrolled with their delegates: 
Oak Grove S. H., Craven Co.; Jefferson and Boyers, Forsyth Co.; 
Haw Pond, Stokes Co.; Beulah, Davidson Co. 

A communication was read from the Building Committee at 
Williamston, asking the Convention to decide upon the proper 
form of deed for land on which to build a church. J. L. Burns, 
E. A. Moye and J. W. Trotman were appointed to report upon 
the matter. 

J. E. Tingle delivered an address on, "How shall we reach and 
cultivate unoccupied fields ?" Several joined in the discussion. 

The Convention took a recess of one hour for dinner. 

After refreshments the Convention re-assembled. J. L. Win- 
field being absent, J. L. Burns Avas appointed in his place, and 
discussed, "The Evangelical Office." 

J. W. Trotman presented a plea for the church at White Hat 
S. H., Perquimans Co., asking for $100 to enable them to have 
preaching while they build a house of worship. 

On motion of C. W. Howard the President appointed an Evan- 
gelizing committee, as follows : 0. C. Basden, J. W. Trotman, J. 
J. Brinson, Joseph Kinse} 7 , C. W. Howard, P. H. Johnson, J. M. 
Hall. 

Keports from churches were again called for and several were 
handed in. 

A letter from brethren and sisters in and near Nashville, was 
read, asking for help to build a house of worship. It was re- 
ferred to the Evangelizing committee. 

A letter from N. B. Hood, Treasurer of Building committee at 
Dunn, Harnett Co., was read and referred to the Evangelizing 
committee. 

The committee on Preaching reported as follows : Saturday at 
the stand, D. W. Davis, 11 a. m.; J. P. Tingle, 2 p. m.; Lord's 



day, M. T. Moye's address in the house, 10 A. M., instead of 11 
a. m.; Communion at 10:30 A. m.; I. J. Spencer, at the stand at 
11 A. M. 

The President appointed the following committees : 

Examination and Ordination — J. L. Burns, D. W. Davis, 
C. W. Swain. 

Ministerial Character— T. J. Basnight, W. B. Isler, G. W. 
Thornton, W. R. Parker, G. M. Silverthorn, H. T. Dunn, D. M. 
Windley. 

Nomination of Officers— Joseph Kinsey, F. Ward, J. H. 
Grimes, S. W. Sumrell, W. B. Isler. 

J. L. Burns, State Evangelist, read his report, which was re- 
ceived, and ordered published with the proceedings. 

On motion of E. A. Moye it was referred to the Evangelizing 
committee. 

On motion of H. C. Bowen the request of the Jones and Ouslow 
Union to be allowed to collect the unpaid pledges taken by him 
for State Missions in that District be granted, and that the Cor. 
Secretary furnish the Union with a list of the names. It was 
further granted that one-half of the amount collected be ex- 
pended by the Union; the other half to be forwarded to the 
Treasurer of the K C. C. M. C. 

Instead of the resolutions on page 7 of last year's proceedings, 
the Convention adopted the following recommendations made in 
the President's address : 

1. That collections be taken up in all the churches in this State, for 
Foreign Missions, on call of the F. C. M. Society. 

2. That a collection be taken in all the churches in this State, on 
call of the Secretary of the General Church Extension Fund, and so 
make it a common fund. 

3. That a collection be appointed by this Convention to be taken up 
annually on call of the Corresponding Secretary, to aid young men in 
this State in preparing themselves for the work of the ministry. 

4. That a collection be appointed by this Convention for State Mis- 
sions to be taken up annually on call of our Corresponding Secretary. 

5. That all ministers belonging to this Convention, be requested to 
preach often on the subject of Giving, and fully instruct their congrega- 
tions on this duty. 

The Convention adjourned till Saturday morning 9:30 o'clock. 
On account of the inclemency of the weather J. L. Burns did 
not deliver his address at night according to program. 



Saturday, October 27th. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by W. R. Jinnett. 

H. C. Bowen delivered an address on, "Our Sunday-school 
Work." 

0. W. Howard, Vice-President of the S. S. Convention, took the 
chair, Dr. Harper, the President, being absent. 

The Recording Secretary being absent, H. C. Bowen was re- 
quested to act. 

The Treasurer's report was read, and on motion was received 
and ordered published. 

N. J. Rouse, Treasurer, 

1887. To North Carolina Sunday School Convention, Dr. 
Oct. 24, To Amount with Annual Reports, $ 6 75 

" " ** Special collection at Convention, 31 06 

1888. 
Jan. 9. 
Feb. 11, 
March 9, 

23, 
May 8, 
Oct. 20, 
" 22, 



Amount received from H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y, . . 1 80 

.. 4 05 

.. 3 06 

" .. \ 00 

" i .. 5 55 

" " "G.W.Jackson. Jr., Ex-Treas., 5 00 

" " " H. C. Bowen, Cor. Secretary, 10 15 



1888. 
Jan. 2, 



42 



Cr. 



By Amount paid N. S. Richardson & Sou, printing 

proceedings S. S. Convention, $10 00 

Feb. 11, By Amount paid H. C. Bowen, S. S. Evangelist, 7 73 

" 13, " " " N. S. Richardson & Son, printing 500 

pledge cards, •* • 2 00 

March 9, By Amount paid fl. O. Bowen, S. S. Evangelist, 11 40 

Oct. 22, " Balance due S. S. Convention, 37 29 



I report the foregoing as a true account of my dealing, as Treasurer, 
with the funds of the S. S. Convention. The payments have all been 
made under orders countersigned by H. D. Harper, President, and 
Joseph Kinse3% Rec. Secretarjr, of the Convention. 

Respectfully submitted this Oct. 22, 1888. 

N. J. Rouse, Treasurer S. S. Convention. 

On motion of H. C. Bowen, the delegates to the N. C. C. M. C, 
were allowed to vote in the 1ST. C. S. S. Convention. 

On motion of J. J. Harper the S. S. Convention was united 
with the N. C. C. M. Convention, under the latter name. 



The Cor. Sec'y and S. S. Evangelist reported as follows : 

Dear Brethren: 

As Cor. Sec'y, I report pledges taken in a number of 
schools. These were upon the pledge card system, payable quar- 
terly. It has worked well, and should be continued. 

As S. "S. Evangelist, I visited several schools during the spring 
and held institutes. I found it impracticable to continue this 
work during the busy farming season. I recommend that a 
State Evangelist be appointed to do both the S. S. and Mission 
work. 

Yours truly, H. C. Bowek. 

The report was received and ordered published. 

On motion of M. T. Moye the officers were directed to turn 
over all books, papers and funds to the officers of the N. C. 0. 
M. Convention. 

On motion, the N. C. C. M. C. was requested to publish these 
proceedings. 

There being no further business the Convention adjourned 
sine die. 

There being no business ready for the N. C. C. M. Convention, 
a recess was taken till the afternoon, and the time was occupied 
in hearing preaching, preparing committee reports, and taking 
refreshments. 



The Convention re-assembled at 1 P. M. 

D. W. Davis delivered an address on, " Our Financial System," 
recommending that the churches raise $1200 for State Missions 
this year by monthly collections, which would be an average of 
one and three-seventh cents per member. The subject was fully 
discussed and' favorably received. 

Several other annual church reports were received. 

The committee on Evangelizing reported as follows : 

The undersigned committee appointed on Evangelizing recom- 
mend to the Convention that a Corresponding Secretary be elected 
by this body at a salary of $100 per year to take in hand the 
matter of collecting pledges taken during the past year by Bro. 
Burns, and keep up interest by correspondence and visiting when 
opportunity offers. 

We also recommend to the Convention that it instruct the Offi- 
cial Board to furnish such aid to the points recommended to this 
Convention as the means which may come into the Treasurer's 
hands may justify. 

C. W. Howard, Chairman. 



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The report, by motion of J. T. Davis, was received and adopted. 

On motion of J. B. Respess, the report was amended authoriz- 
ing the Board to employ a State Evangelist as soon as practica- 
ble and arrange with him concerning his salary. 

The committee on Ordination submitted the following report : 

We yonr committee on examination of preachers beg leave to 
report that no applications have been made. 

J. L. Burns, Chairman. 

On motion of W. R. Parker the report was received and adopted. 

The committee on church deeds reported the following which 
on motion of C. W. Howard, was adopted: 

Let the deed be taken in the name of certain persons to be 
mentioned as trustees of the Christian church, or Disciples of 

Christ, at to be held by them and their successors for the 

benefit of said church at 

J. L. Burns, Chairman. 

The committee on Ministerial character reported as follows : 

So far as we know, the character of all of our ministers is un- 
impeached. 

W. R. Parker, Chairman. 

E. A. Move moved to adopt. Carried. 

A letter from Jamesville church was read, appealing for aid 
and asking to be enrolled. On motion the appeal was referred to 
the Board and the church was received and enrolled. 

A report was read from 1ST. S. Richardson, Treasurer of New- 
Berne church Building committee, showing $120 given by indi- 
viduals; $150 by Sisters' Mission Band; $230.88 expended on 
building; $39.12 in Bank; $75 outstanding bills; $60.75 in 
Bank, special fund for windows. The report was referred to the 
Board. 

A preamble and resolutions from the Old Ford Union were 
read expressing thanks to the brotherhood for help in building a 
house of worship at Williamston, and asking a continuance of 
the same. Referred to the Board. 

The following recommendations of the Board were unanimously 
adopted. 

1. Abolish the financial basis of membership provided for in 
Art. 4 of Constitution. 

2. That we contribute $20 to the G. C. M. C. 

3. In Art. 7 of Constitution, instead of "They shall appoint 
their own meetings," read, "They shall meet on call of the Presi- 
dent." 



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4. That the Board of Managers be authorized to have the N. 
C. C. M. C. incorporated according to law. 

The Treasurer's Report was read, as shown ' elsewhere. On 
motion of J. B. Respess it was adopted and ordered published. 

The committee on Preaching reported, J. B. Respess to preach 
at (Singleton's S. H. to-night ; A. C. Hart at Woolard's X Roads ; 
M. F. Haskett at Macedonia. 

On motion of J. L. Burns the next Convention was appointed 
to be held at LaGrange, Lenoir County. 

The following report of committee on nominations was read 
and adopted : 

We your committee to recommend officers for the Convention 
suggest the following : C. W. Howard, Prest; S. H. Rountree, Sr., 
Vice- Prest; E. A. Move, Treasurer ; D. W. Davis, Rec. Secretary; 
J. R. Tingle, Cor. Secretary. Other members of the Board, J. 
L. Winneld, N". S. Richardson, J. M. Mewborne, Dr. H. D. Har- 
per, and S. I. Wooten. 

Joseph Kinsey, Chairman. 

/'On motion of J. L. Burns the Convention unanimously adopt- 
/ ed the Missionary Weekly as our medium of communication 
! among the churches and brethren of the State. 

J. L. Winneld offered the following : 

Resolved, That H. C. Bowen be instructed to transcribe and print 2.000 
copies of the proceedings of tins Convention ; that he be allowed $10 for 
his services and authorized to draw upon the Treasurer for the expense of 
printing and mailing. 

The committee on Finance and Statistics reported, baptized, 
663; received otherwise, 161; died, 67; excluded, 76; dismissed 
by letter, 54, making a gain in membershir) of 627. For minute 
fund we find $70.40. All other money sent to this Convention 
has gone into the hands of the Corresponding Secretary. 

P. H. Johis t so^, Chairman. 

On motion of J. R. Winfield, the name of the church enrolled 
"Clark's S. H.," was changed to Mount Olive. 

I. J. Spencer moved the thanks of this Convention to this 
community and to all parties who have aided in having a har- 
monious and successful meeting. 

J. T. Davis moved to adjourn till 9 A. m. Lord's day. Carried. 

Benediction by I. J. Spencer. 

At night, C. W. Howard addressed the Convention on "Minis- 
terial consistency and sympathy." 



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Lord's Day, October 28th. 
Met according to adjournment. After the song service, C. H. 
Swain led in prayer. 

The President read the report of the Cor. Secretary, which by 
motion of J. L. Burns, was adopted. Also the report of the Cor. 
Secretary pro tern. 



Annual Report of Cor. Secretary to N. C. C. M. C. 

Received from all sources for State Missions, $244.70; Educa- 
tion of Ministers, $41.27; Church Extension, $29.26; Foreign 
Missions, $48.72, making a total of $363.95. Paid to Treasurer 
as per his receipts, $363.95. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. D. Harper. 

As Cor. Secretary pro te7n., I beg leave to report that I have 
received during the sessions of the Convention $417.91, and have 
paid the same to the Treasurer. 

Respectfully, 

D. W. Davis. 

The roll of preachers was called, changes of address made, and 
instructions given to arrange alphabetically. 

On motion of J. L. Burns the Convention adjourned to meet 
again at LaGrange on Thursday, 11 A. M., before the 4th Lord's 
day in Oct., 1889. 

H. Winfield then led in devotional exercises, after which M. T. 
Moye delivered a carefully written address regarding our position 
as a distinct people. 

A large assembly partook of the Lord's supper, J. L. Burns 
officiating assisted by four deacons. 

At 11 A. m. all repaired to the stand, and I. J. Spencer 
preached a very able sermon on, " Our Plea." 

J. J. Harper, President. 
H. C. Bowen, Rec. Secretary pro tern. 



Report of State Evangelist, 



Brother President and Brethren: . . 

Again by the favor of our Heavenly Father are we 
permitted to meet at the close of another Convention year. The 
Lord has blessed us in basket and store. All our labors in church 
work have been largely in advance of former years. Many have 
been gathered into the one body. None of the preachers have 
passed away during the year ; the deaths among the brotherhood 
have been comparatively small, for which we devoutly thank the 
great head of the church. Such blessings ought to inspire us to 
greater zeal and grander efforts in the great work which is com- 
mitted to our hands. 

The missionary spirit is increasing among the brotherhood and 
our finances are in a more healthy condition than ever before in 
our history as a people in this State. I began my labors as State 
Evangelist, Nov. 23, 1887. It was with reluctance and misgiv- 
ings that I accepted of the great work assigned me. I fully 
realized the great and grave responsibility of the office of State 
Evangelist. Knowing the plan adopted by the Board of Mana- 
gers was new to the majority of the brotherhood and much 
prejudice would have to be removed before many of the brethren 
could be induced to co-operate- with a Missionary Society, espe- 
cially as several plans had been tried and failed. 

But notwithstanding, I determined by the grace of God to de- 
vote all my powers of heart and mind to carry out, and if pos- 
sible, accomplish the desire of the Convention of arousing the 
brotherhood to the importance of greater missionary efforts than 
we had made in the past. And I am happy to inform you that 
in some particulars I have succeeded far beyond the most san- 
guine hopes of the Board and friends of the present order of 
things. State missions among the Disciples of N. C. are in their 
infancy ; therefore we can not expect the success that would at- 
tend the same work among a more efficient and disciplined mis- 
sionary people. 



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I visited 85 churches and other points; preached 166 sermons; 
spent 240 days in actual work ; labored ten and a half months ; 
collected from churches and individuals in cash for State Mis- 
sions, $75.60 ; secured in pledges for State Missions, $4,495 ; 
number of persons who pledged, 905 ; average, near five dollars. 
At Old Ford District meeting in April, raised for Williamston 
mission in cash and pledges, $38. Held one protracted meeting, 
at Sharon, Tyrrell county ; had 8 accessions, 7 by immersion, 1 
from Missionary Baptists. Organized a Union Meeting in July, 
known as the Forsyth Christian Union Meeting, composed of the 
following churches: Jefferson and Boyers in Forsyth county, 
Corinth and HaAv Pond in Stokes county, Beulah in Davidson 
county, and Jericho in Davie county. These churches have em- 
ployed a preacher and now have regular monthly services. They 
also have good Sunday Schools, and will in future be fully iden- 
tified with the State Convention in missionary work. I look for 
good results to the cause of Christ to follow my visit to that part 
of the State. 

It would be well for the Convention to make the Piedmont 
section of the State an especial mission field. I call special at- 
tention to the sad condition of many of the churches which have 
no preaching nor Sunday Schools. If they are not aided by the 
Convention they will soon die out. 

I would advise the Convention to have the following places as 
mission points: New-Berne, Williamston, Dunn, and Eeidsville. 

After calm deliberation and observation, and knowing the 
wants of the churches and needs of the cause of Christ in our 
State, I submit the following recommendations: 

1. That one Evangelist, or more, be kept in the field next year. 

2. That the Sunday School work be under the control of the 
Convention. 

3. That the Corresponding Secretary in the future be allowed 
compensation for his services. His work will require much of 
his time. And the Treasurer be allowed pay also for his services. 

4. That both Secretary and Treasurer be required to give 
bonds corresponding to the amount of money passing through 
their hands, knowing that a healthy financial basis is essential to 
all enterprises. I made it one of the main points during my 
work of the past year, to induce the brethren to give more for 



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missions than ever before and co-operate together for that pur- 
pose. There is a healthy spirit of missions growing among our 
brethren in N. C. But we are not doing a tithe of what we are 
able to do in carrying on the great work the Lord has committed 
to our hands. There is a great and effectual door opened to 
the Disciples of N". C. The fields are white for the harvest. 
Shall we enter in and reap the golden sheaves for the Master? 
Brethren, arouse yourselves and buckle on the heavenly armor 
and take the sword of the spirit until every city, town, village, 
and hamlet in North Carolina has a church of. Christ planted in 
its midst. 

The good work inaugurated should not be suffered to languish. 
If the true mission spirit be cultivated in the churches we will 
soon be able to- put half a score of Evangelists in the field. Our 
preachers as a rule are negligent in this important part of their 
ministry. The success of the cause we all love so well largely 
depends upon the course they adopt. 

Brethren let us all give more liberally of our means to send 
out the word of life, "And be worthy of Him who hath called us 
into His glorious kingdom." Then, and not till then, hath the 
church made herself ready, and can say, "Come Lord Jesus;" and 
we with Him be glorified together, and enter into His everlasting 
kingdom to chant His praises unto the "ages of the ages." 

J. L. Burns, 

State Evangelist. 



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Treasurer's Report. 



E. A. Moye, Treasurer, 
In account with the N. C. Christian Missionary Convention, 
1887. To Home Mission Fund, Dk. 

Oct. 22, To amount on hand from last report, ■ $177 01 

" 23, To am't rec'd from Finance Committee last Con- 
vention, 69 97 



Dec. 9, 
" 30, 

1888. 
Jan'y 3, 

" 27, 
March 1, 

" 29, 
June 19, 
Oct. 26, 

" 27, 



H. D. Harper, Cor Sec 7 y, . . . 
J. L. Burns, State Evangelist. 

H. D. Harper, Cor. Secy, 



D. W. Davis, Corresponding 
Secretary pro tern, 



47 17 


, 8 00 


28 50 


3 00 


7 78 


17 35 


37 10 


102 80 



,377 15 



$875 S3 



By 



1887. 

Oct. 3, 

Dec. 14, ' 

" 30, ' 

1888. 
Jan'y 4. ' 

" 5, ' 

Feb'y 28, ' 
March 12, 
April 26, 
» 26, 
June 19, 
Oct. 12, ' 

" 26, 

" 27, ■ 

" 27, ' 

" 27, ' 



Ob. 

Am't paid N. S. Richardson & Son, per order, 2 00 

" " Church at Williamston, 50 00 

" " J. L. Burns, State Evangelist, 37 50 

" " N. S. Richardson & Son, printing 

minutes, 44 00 

" " J. J. Harper, transcribing and mail- 
ing minutes, 27 13 

" " J. L. Burns, State Evangelist, 37 50' 

37 50 

37 50 

" " for Money Orders, 25 

" " J. L. Burns, State Evangelist,...-. 75 00 

" " N. 8. Richardson & Son, printing 

church reports, 1 50 

" " Missionary Weekly for Programs, 1 50 

" J. L. Burns, State Evangelist 20 60 

" " H. D. Harper, postage and stationery, 11 55 $383 53 

" Home Mission fund on hand, 492 30 



$875 83 



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TREASURER'S REPORT— Continued. 

1887. To Foreign Mission Fund, Dr. 

Oct. 23, To amount on hand from last report, $ 1 52 

1888. 

Jan'y 3, " M Rec'd from H. D. Harper, Cor. Sec'y, 1 00 

" 27, " " " " " " " " 14 84 

March 1, " " l i " " " " " 5 86 

" 29, " " " " " " " " 22 47 

Oct. 26, " " " " " " " " 5 55 $51 24 

Cr. 

March 26, By amount sent F. C. Missionary Society, 25 62 

30. " " " ' " ." " " .... 17 55 

" 30, " " paid for postage and Money Orders, 39 $43 56 

" " Foreign Mission Fund on hand, 7 68 



$51 24 

1887. To Fund for Education of Ministers, Dr. 
Dec. 9, To amount received of H. D. Harper, Cor. Sec'y, 12 43 

1888. 

Jan'y 3, " " " " " " " 25 56 

« 27, " •' » " " " " 50 

March 1, " " •' " " " " 2 78 41 27 

Cr. 

By amount of fund for Education, on hand, 41 27 

1888. To Church Extension Fund, Dr. 
Jan'y 3, To amount received of H. D. Harper, Cor. Sec'y, 22 61 

" 27, « » » « » « 3 75 

March 1, *' " " " » " » l 91 

Oct. 26, " " " " " « << i 00 29 27 

Cr. 
By amount Church Extension Fund on hand, 29 27 



Summary. Dr. 

Oct. 27, To total amount received, $997 61 

Cr. 

Oct. 27, By total amount paid out to date, , 427 09 

" 27, " << " on hand, this date, 570 52 

$997 61 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. A. Move, Treasurer N. C. C. M. C. 



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LIST of PREACHERS with their POST OFFICES. 



Names. Post Offices. 

GIDEON ALLEN, Marlboro, 

STANLY AYERS, Williamston, 

D. H. ADAMS, Pungo, 

J. L. BURNS, Kinston, 

H. C. BO WEN, 

H. D. CASON, Swan Quarter, 

I. L. CHESTNUTT, Snow Hill. 

W. H. COBB, Whitaker's, 

D. W. DAVIS, Jamesville, 

H. S. DAVENPORT, Sladesville, 

W. M. DAVIS . . .Lee's Mills, 

J. T. DAVIS, Ormondsville, 

H. S. GURGANUS, '. . . . Long Ridge, 

J. W. GURGANUS, 

J. W. HARDISON, Jamesville, 

J. W. P. HOLTON, Grantsboro, 

ISAAC P. HOLTON, 

A. J. HOLTON, New-Berne, 

A. C. HART, Johnson's Mills, 

J. J. HARPER, Smithfield, 

Dr. H. D. HARPER, Kinston, 

C. W. HOWARD, Fountain Hill, 

N. B. HOOD, .Dunn, 

P. E. HINES, Wilson, 

J. S. HENDERSON, Pungo, 

G. W. JACKSON, Long Ridge, 

J. H. JOHNSON, Bentonsville, 

W. R. JINNETT, Dudley, 

JOSEPHUS LATHAM, Greenville, 

AUGUSTUS LATHAM, Washington, 

M. T. MOYE Wilson, 

J. B. PARSONS, Beaufort, 

C. H. SWAIN, Jamesville, 

E. L. SOWERS, Harbinger, 

J. W. TROTMAN, Hertford, 

J. R. TINGLE, Kinston, 

HENRY WINFIELD, Jamesville, 

J. L. WINFIELD, Washington, 

JNO. R. WINFIELD, Leachville, 

T. W. WHITLEY, Hunter's Bridge, 

A. O. WARREN, Edward's Mills, 

A. C. WENTZ, , Windsor, 



Counties. 

Pitt County, 
Martin 
Beaufort 
Lenoir 

Hyde 

Greene 

Edgecombe 

Martin 

Hyde 

Washington 

Greene 

Washington 

Martin 
Pamlico 

Craven 
Pitt 

Johnston 
Lenoir 

Harnett 

Wilson 

Beaufort 

Washington 

Johnson 

Wayne 

Pitt 

Beaufort 

Wilson 

Carteret 

Martin 

Currituck 

Perquimans 

Lenoir 

Martin 

Beaufort 



Bertie 



N. C. 



COISTSTITTTTIOlNr 

—OF THE— 

North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 



Article I. This organization shall be called the North Carolina 
Christian Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread 
of the gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds 
for other fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of 
Christ, who have been sent by their respective churches or by an asso- 
ciation of churches, as delegates to its annual Convention, and of such 
other brethren as may have contributed to its Treasury, as hereinafter 
provided. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. 
All Evangelists are members of the Convention by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, 
Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, who 
shall be elected annually and hold their respective offices until their 
successors are elected. 

Art. VI. Each Congregation, belonging to this Convention, may 
adopt such method of supplying itself with regular preaching, as it 
may deem most practicable. 

Art. VII. There shall also be elected annually five members, who, 
together with the officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board 
of Managers, whose duty it shall be to carry into execution the work of 
the Convention. They shall meet on call of the President, elect their 
own chairman and clerk, and during the interval between the annual 
meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body, employ evangelists and 
and agents, and direct them in their fields of labor. They shall keep a 
full record of their proceedings and make report through the Corres- 
ponding Secretary at the annual Convention, making such recommen- 
dations as they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice-President and Recording Secretary 
shall perform the duties usually belonging to such offices at the annual 
Convention. The Corresponding Secretary shall collect all funds and 
pay to the Treasurer, keeping an account of the same. He may also 
We employed as General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums paid 
him for services. The Treasurer shall receive from the Corresponding 
Secretary all funds, pay them out on order of the Clerk of the Board, 



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keep an accurate account of the same, and make report at the annual 
Convention. 

Art. IX. The annual Convention may annually contribute a percen- 
tage of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General 
Christian Missionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined by 
the Convention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Thursday before 
the 4th Lord's day in October, at such place as may have been deter- 
mined by the last annual Convention. In case the Convention shall 
have failed to appoint a place, the Board shall select the place of meet- 
ing. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds 
of all the members present at any regular meeting of the Convention, 
provided such amendment shall have been first recommended by the 
Board, or a years notice shall have been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be 
known as Union Meeting districts, and each district may choose its 
own method of work, and may contribute its collections for missionary 
purposes, or any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Con- 
vention. 



TABLE OB 1 CHTJ 



CHURCHES. 



Head of Pun go, 

Pungo Chapel, 

Pantego, 

Post Oak, 

St. Clair Creek, 

Pamlico, 

Union Chapel, 

Beaver Dam, 

Old Ford, 

Tranter's Creek, 

Blount's Creek, 

White Hill, 

Amnon, 

Rosemary, 

Haw Branch, 

New Hope, 

James Chapel, 

New-Berne, 

Kitt Swamp, 

River Side, 

Stony Branch, 

Vancehoro, 

OakG'veS.H(new) 

Live Oak Grove, 

Powell's Point, 

Beulah, (new), 

Prospect, 

Manteo, 

Trent, 

Bethany, 

Boyer, (new), 

Jefferson, (new), 

Eden, 

Hookerton, 

Middleton, 

Nebraska, 

Springfield, 

Swan Quarter, 

O'Neal's Chapel, 

Mount Olive, 

Rose Bay, 

Enterprise, 

Montgomery, 

Pleasant Hill, 

Deep Spring, 

Haskin's Chapel, 

Tuckahoe. 

White Oak, 

Wilson's Mills, 

Mill Creek, 

South West, 

Kinston, 

Alpha, 

Wheat Swamp, 

Hebron, 

Bethel, 

Woodington, 

LaGrange, 



COUNTIES. 



Beaufort, 



Craven, 



Carteret, 

Currituck, 

Davidson, 

Duplin, 

Dare, 

Edgecombe, 
Forsythe, 

1 4 

Greene, 
Hyde, 



Jones, 

Johnston, 
Lenoir, 



Church Clerks. 


P. 0. Address. 


J. H. Adams, 


Pungo, 


J. T. Wilkinson, 


Haslin, 


Jordan AVilkinson, 


Pantego, 


Moses Harington, 


" 


0. S. Mason, 


Ransomville, 


S. B. Wilkins, 


Yeatesville, 


H. H. Oden, 


Hunter's Bridge 


C. H. Woolard, 


Yeatesville, 


B. F. Leggett, 


Washington, 


G. H. Leggett, 


Lathams, 


John G. Latham, 


Washington, 


J. B. Rowe, 


Edwards' Mill, 


G K. Mallison, 


Idalia, 


Absalom Woolard, 


Bunyan, 


S. B. Latham, 


Washington, 


J. S. Williamson, 


Pantego, 


J. G Latham, * 


Washington, 


Silas Fulcher, 


New-Berne, 


Asa Arthur, 


Ernul, 


L. J. Chapman, 


Maple Cypress, 


T. J. May, 


Jasper, 


H. B. Williams, 


Vanceboro, 


F. Gaskins, 


Maple Cypress, 


A. T. Dickerson, 


Beaufort, 


E. V. Melson, 


Harbinger, 


J. P. Nelson. 


Clemmonsville, 


Marion Simmons, 


Albert son, 


John Goodwin, 


Manteo, 


Miles Whidbee, 


Buxton, 


W. D. Pittman, 


Whitakers, 


C. E. Harper, 


Clemmonsville, 


J. F. Miller, 


Bethania, 


D. F. Smith, 


Shine, 


D. W. Dixon, 


Snow Hill, 


J. M. Hall, 


Middleton, 


F. D. Mason, 


Lake Landing, 


Valentine Harris, 


Englehard. 


S. R. Cason, 


Swan Quarter. 


G. H. Harris, 


Sladesville, 


J. K. Voliva, 


Leachville, 


J. C. Mason, 


Sladesville, 


1. W. Mooney, 


Fairfield, 


M. S. Burgess, 


Sladesville, 


Isaac Brown, 


Tuckahoe, 


Z. T. Koonce, 


Trenton, 


I. T. Haskins, 


Bonus, 


Z. T. Huffman, 


Comfort, 


Amos Heath, 


Maysville. 


W. G. Wilson, 


Wilson's Mills, 


P. H. C. Dupree, 


Bentonsville, 


J. I. Vause, 


Kinston, 


N. D Myers, 


" 


Frank Brown, 


" 


J. AV. Brothers, 


Institute, 


S. H. Bright, 


Kinston, 


S. W. Sumrell, 


Bell's Ferry, 


E. G. Tyndal, 


Kinston, 


Joseph Kinsey, 


LaGrange. 



Preachers. 



P. O. Address. 



D. H. Adams. 
J. R. Win field, 

D. W. Davis, 
R. J. Quidley, 
J. B. Respess, 

A. Latham, 
H. Winfield, 
J. L. Winfield, 
A. Latham, 

J. W.P. Helton, 

J. B. Respess, 

J. B. Respess, 

J. B. Respess, 
J. L. Winfield, 
A. J. Hoi ton, 
J. B Respess, 

J. B. Parsons, 

E. L. Sowers, 

H. C. Bowen, 



H. C. Bowen, 

D. H. Petree, 
I. L. Chestnutt, 

C. W. Howard, 
H. D. Cason, 

H. S. Davenport, 
J. R. Winfield. 
H. S. Davenport, 

D. H. Adams, 

H. S. Davenport, 
F. A. Crary, 
J. R. Tingle, 
J. T. Davis. 
Dr. H. D. Harper, 
J. R, Tingle, 

J. J. Harper, 
J. H. Johnson, 
J. R. Tingle, 
J. J. Harper, 



Pungo, 

Leachville, 

Jamesville, 

Pantego, 

Bunyan, 

AVashington, 
Jamesville, 
Johnson's Mills, 
AVashington, 

Grantsboro, 

| Bunyan, 



Bun 



yan. 



Bunyan, 
Johnson's Mills, 
New-Berne, 
Bunyan, 

Beaufort, 
Harbinger, 

Kinston, 



Kinston, 

German ton, 
Snow Hill, 
Fountain Hill, 
Swan Quarter 

Sladesville, 
Leachville, 
Sladesville, 
Pungo, 

Sladesville, 

Leachville, 

Kinston, 

Ormondsville, 

Kinston. 



Smithfleld, 
Bentonsville, 
Kinston, 
Smithfleld, 



Dr. H. D. Plarper, Kinston 



Del 



I. L. Chestnutt, 
iH. C. Bowen, 
'J. J. Harper, 



Snow Hill, 

Kinston, 

Smithfleld, 



M. M. Padgett, J 
Bv Report, 
P' H. Johnson, 1 
By Report, 
By Report, 
Not represented, 
W. R. Tettertom 
J. B. Respess, 
N. T. Perry, Wn 
Benj. Belcher, J 
Not represented, 
Joseph Edwards 
Geo. C. Respess, 
Isaiah Woolard, 
W. R. Ellis, W. ' 
Not represented, 
S. AV. Latham, I 
By Report, 
Alfred Gaskins, 
John Gaskins, J, 
T. J. May, 
J. R. Buck, Tho 
W. F. Gaskins, 
By Report, 



Not represented 
By Report, 



Not represented 
I, L. Chestnutt. 
J. M. Hall, G. M 
Not represented 
By Report, 
S. R. Cason, 
J. C. Bishop, 
By Report, 
Not represented 
By report, 



J. Q. Basden, 
I. T. Haskins, T| 
By Report, 
Not represented 
By Report, 
G. W Thorntor 
J. I. Vause, A\ r 
H. C. Bowen, 
Not represented 
J. C. Hodges, 
By Report, 
S. W. Sumrell, 
By Report, 
Joseph Kinse} r , 



BOARD OF MANAGERS. 



President— C. W. Howard, . 

Vice- Pr est. — S. H. Rofntree, Sr., . 

Treasurer — E. A. Mote, 

Recording Sec'y — D. W. Davis, . . . 
Corresponding Sec'y—J. R. Tingle 



. . Fountain Hill, % C 
. . Kinston, " 

. . Greenville, " 

. . Jamesville, " 

. .Kinston, " 



J. L. Winfield, Johnson's Mills, Pitt County, S, C. 

X. S. Richardson, . . Keyv-Berne, 

J. M. Meavborne, Kinston, " 

Dr. H. D. Harper, Kinston, 

S. I. Wootex LaGrange, " 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



-4N0RTM CAR0LIt»- 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION 



AT ITR 



Forty-Fifth Annual Session 



HELD AT 



JLa-Qranqe, Renoir £oujnty, Ji. £, 



Oct. 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th, 1889. 



NEW^ERNE, N, C. 
N. S. RICHARDSON & SON, PRACTICAL BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS. 



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PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

Irtl Carolina Ctirista Missionary Convention. 

This Convention assembled at LaGrange, Lenoir Co., Thurs- 
day morning, Oct. 24th, 1889. Devotional exercises by J. M. 
Mewborue. Address of welcome by J. J. Harper. Response by 
J. E. Tingle. Annual address by I. J. Spencer, the President 
being unwell. 



Afternoon Session. 

The Rec. Sec'y, D. W. Davis, being absent, the President re- 
quested L. A. Mayo to act. 

The President appointed the following committee on Finance 
and Statistics : II. C. Bowen, S. W. Sumrell, J. A. Lang. 

The roll of churches was called, delegates enrolled, and the 
church and S. S. reports handed to the committee on Finance 
and Statistics. See Statistical Tables. 

When South West was called two delegations responded. On 
motion of I. L. Chestnutt the matter was referred to a committee 
for investigation and their report made final. 

R. W. Stancill, Troy, N. Y., I. J. Spencer, Richmond, Va., and 
W. W. Rose of the M. E. Church, LaG range, ST. C, were invited 
to seats. 

The President appointed the following committee on Preach- 
ing: T. R. Rouse, Joseph Kinsey, J. J. Harper. 

Pleasant Union, Cumberland Co., had been dropped from the 
roll by some oversight. On motion it was enrolled. 

The following new churches were enrolled: Dunn, Harnett 
Co.; Bobbin's S. II., Nash Co.; Cashie S. II., Bertie Co. 

Adjourned till 7:30. Benediction by J. J. Harper, 



Night Session. 
Devotional exercises by J. T. Davis. Address by R. W. Stan- 
cill on "Public Opinion — Its influence on Preaching and 
Practice.'' The use of certain hymn-books was discussed. 

Adjourned until Friday morning, 9:30. ' Benediction bv J. L. 
Winfield. 



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Friday Morning. 
Opening services by M. T. Moye. Proceedings of yesterday 
read. 

The President appointed the following committees: 

Ministerial Character — C. W. Swain, Edward Stokes, M. 
P. Taylor. 

Temperance— J '. L. Burns, N*. S. Richardson, W. J. Parker. 

Publications — E. A. Moye, J. L. Winfield, J. J. Harper. 

Examination and Ordination— L L. Chestnutt, J. T. 
Davis, H. 0. Bowen. 

Evangelizing — J. B. Respess, Isaac Brown, Joseph Kinsey, 
S. B. Taylor, N. B. Hood. 

South West Trouble— M. T. Moye, J. C. Bishop, T. J. 
Basnight, W. H. Stancill, N. S. Richardson. 

Nomination of Officers — Dr. H. D. Harper, W. G. Wilson, 
A. T. Kennedy, A. J. Moye, H. C. Bowen. 

H. C. Bowen delivered an address on, "How to Increase our 
Finances." 

The churches were again called and delegates enrolled. 

Adjourned until 1:30. Benediction by J. L. Burns. 



Afternoon Session. 

Devotional exercises by N". B. Hood. Address by J. L. Burns 
on, "How to preach Jesus." 

Committee on Preaching reported, Friday, 11 A. M., in the M. 
P. Church, I. L. Chestnutt ; in the M. B. Church at 7:30, R. W. 
Stancill. Saturday, 11 A. M., in the M. P. Church, M. T. Moye; 
7:30«P. M., in the M. E. Church, I. J. Spencer. 



Night Session. 

Address by J. L. Winfield. Subject, "The Evangelist." Re- 
marks by I. J. Spencer. 

J. L. Burns moved that the Forsythe Union be allowed to re- 
tain their pledges for the years 1889 and 1890. Amended by E. 
A. Moye, — That the pledges made by brethren within the bounds 
of this Union be collected as other pledges made for Mission 
work, and that this Convention donate to said Union the amounts 
so collected. Adopted. 

On motion of J. R. Tingle the sum of $20 was donated to 
Sound Side Church to shut in the house. 

Committee on Preaching reported for Sunday morning, in the 
M. B. Church, 11 A. M., I. J. Spencer; in the M. E. Church, R. 
W. Stancill ; in the Disciples Church, H. C. Bowen ; in the M. 



3 

P. Church, J. L. Winfield. At night, 7:30, I. J. Spencer at the 
Disciples Church. Benediction by W. R. Jinnett. 

Saturday Morning. 

Opening services by A. C. Hart. Minutes of yesterday read. 
Address by J. J. Harper. Subject, "Relation of the Sunday- 
school to the. Church." Remarks by I. J. Spencer and several 
others. 

Committee on South West trouble reported as follows : 

"VVe your committee on the South West Church, find from investigation that there 
ai-e two distinct bodies, so recognized by the Union Meeting of the Jones-Onslow 
District, and they so consider themselves, as appears in their church letters to this 
Convention. We therefore recommend that both sets of delegates be received, one 
from the Church at South West, Lenoir Co.; the other from Wise Fork, Jones Co, 

M. T. Mo ye, Chairman. 

Report received and committee discharged. 
Evangelizing Committee made the following report: 

We your Committee on Evangelizing beg leave to report, 

1st. That there shall be paid out of any funds in possession of the Convention, to 
Williamston Mission, embracing Jamesville, Cashie S. H., and Williamston, 8175. 

2nd. To the Nash Mission, embracing Stanhope, Bobbin's S. H., Springhope, 
and other points, $250. 

3rd. That New-Berne, Dunn, Stokesdale and Fayetteville are regarded as im- 
portant points and we recommend that the Official Board take immediate action in 
regard to them. 

4th. That H. C. Bowen be continued in charge of the Williamston work, and J. 
L. Burns, of the Nash Mission. 

5th. That, in order to meet the above and other necessary expenses of our mis- 
sion work, we recommend that each congregation having membership in this Con- 
vention, pay for each member twenty cents per year, said sum to be paid quarterly 
as follows : 1st January, 1890; 1st April, 1st July, and 1st October. 

6th. That the transcriber of the minutes prepare a column, showing the amount 
due from each congregation. 

7th. That the preacher, together with the officers of each congregation, be re- 
quested to collect aud forward to the Cor. Secretary the amounts asked for as above 
stated. 

8th. That it is the opinion of this committee that this Convention should take 
steps to employ a State Evangelist at once. 

N. B. Hood, Jno. B. Bespess, S. B. Taylok, Joseph Ki>'sey, Isaac Bkown. 
On motion of J. J. Harper the report was unanimously adopted. 
Adjourned until 1:30. Benediction by J. R. Tingle. 



Afternoon Session. 

Devotional exercises by I. J. Spencer. Address by T. L. Chest- 
nutt. Subject, "How to build Up our Churches." 

Committee on nomination of officers for the ensuing year re- 
ported as follows : 



4 

1st. That the headquarters of the Board be at Greenville, N. C. 
2nd. That the following Board of Managers be elected : (see names on back of 
cover.) H. D. Harper. Chairman. 

The report was adopted. 

Committee on Temperance reported as follows : 

Your Committee on Temperance beg leave to report, that we heartily endorse 
such movements as may tend to suppress the sale and indulgence in intoxicating 
drinks ; and that we recommend to the churches composing the C. M. Convention 
of N. C. to use all scriptural efforts to cany out the spirit of this recommendation. 

J. L. Burns, Chairman. 

Adopted. 

Committee on Publications reported-: 

Your committee ask leave to report, — That, in view of the fact that we have no 
State paper, we endorse the action of our last Convention, and recommend tin 
Missionary Weekly. 

We heartily recommend a continuance of the use of "Popular Hymns" for church 
services. 

We recommend for use in our Sunday Schools the publications of the Standard 
Publishing Company. 

We further recommend that as soon as practicable, a suitable brother shall be 
selected and sent out as a colporteur to sell our books, distribute religious tracts, 
organize and equip Sunday Schools, and preach the gospel. 

E. A. Moye, Chairman. 

Adopted. 

Committee on Ministerial Character reported, "We find no 
charges against them." 

I. L. Chestnutt was appointed to prepare an obituary of H. D. 
Cason to be presented to the next Convention. J. L. Burns 
moved that memorial services of H. D. Cason be held in the 
morning in connection with Josephus Latham's. 

H. C. Bowen was appointed to transcribe the proceedings of 
this Convention, have two thousand copies printed and distributed 
among the churches, and that he be allowed ten dollars for his 
services. 

Petitions were received for the next Convention from Dunn. 
Harnett Co.; Hookerton, Greene Co., and Lebanon, Martin Co. 
Dunn received 1 vote: Hookerton, 29 ; Lebanon, 26. On motion 
it was made unanimous for Hookerton. 

Committee on Finance and Statistics reported. (See tables.) 

Eeport received and adopted. 

On motion of J. T. Davis, the name of J. B. Eespess was 
placed on the list of preachers. 

Treasurer E. A. Moye, submitted his report up to date, which 
was received and adopted. (See on another page.) 



5 

J. R. Tingle, Cor. Sec'y, was allowed longer time to complete 
his report, and that he submit it to the Board before publication. 
(See on another page.) 

Collections were ordered to be taken up on Lord's day as fol- 
lows : At the Disciples Church, for Jamesville ; Baptist Church, 
for Dunn; M. P. Church, for Stony Branch; M. E. Church, 
for New-Berne. 

Adjourned till 7:30, P. M. Benediction by M. T. Moye. 



Night Session". 

Devotional exercises by J. L. Burns. Address by M.'T. Moye. 
Subject, "How to deal with disorderly Members." 

J. J. Harper moved the thanks of this Convention to its officers 
and committees, to the good people of this towm and surrounding 
country, and to the M. Baptists and two Methodist congregations 
for the use of their houses of worship. Carried. 

Committee on Examination and Ordination reported : 

We have examined Bro. E. H. Olney, and recommend that ordination be deferred 
until next Convention. We further recommend that he remain with the congrega- 
tion with which he holds membership, do good in the way of preaching, and in 
other ways as opportunity affords. 

We have also examined Bro. M. F. Haskett and recommend that his name be 
placed upon the list of preachers. I. L. Chestnutt, Chairman. 

Adopted. 

Adjourned to meet at Hookerton, Greene Co., Thursday before 
4th Lord's day in Oct., 1890. Benediction by J. J. Harper. 



Lord's Day Morning. 

At 9:30 a large concourse assembled for services in memory of 
Josephus Latham and H. D. Cason. J. J. Harper read a memoir 
of Josephus Latham, which was ordered published with these 
Proceedings. Many brethren followed with short speeches, 
testifying in the most touching and earnest manner to the use- 
fulness and nobility of these deceased preachers. 

At 11, the people assembled at the four churches for preaching 
as announced. The collections amounted to nearly $50. 

At 12:15, the brethren all assembled at the Disciples Church 
for communion, M. T. Moye and H. C. Bowen, officiating. 

C. W. HOWARD, President. 

L. A. Mayo, Rec. Sec'y, pro tern. 

We have been forced to condense as much as possible. 

H. C. Bowen, Transcriber. 



TREASURER'S REPORT, 



E. A. MOYE, Treasurer, 
In account with the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 



TO STATE MISSION FUND. Dr. 

To amount on hand, last report, 8492 30 

rec'd from J. R. Tingle, Cor. Sec'y, 40 76 

" " " " ' " " 26 50 

" " " " " " 4 75 



1888. 


Oct. 


27, To 


" 


28. " 


Dec. 


1, " 


« 


3, 


1889. 


Feb 


1, " 


March 4, " 


May 8, " 


July 19, 


Sep. 


15, « 


Oct. 


26, " 


a 


26, To 



Oct. 28, 

Dec. 13, 
" 13, 
" 24, 
i; 24, 
1889. 

May 8, 
" 16, 
« 16, 
"26, 
-26, 

Aug. 5, 
" 5, 

Sep. 2, 
" 2, 
" 2, 
" 14, 

Oct. 8, 
" 8, 
u 26, 
" 26, 
" 26, 
" 26. 



To Minute Fund, rec'd, 



49 01 
19 50 

8 60 

9 00 
8 42 

310 54 
71 04 $1,040 42 

Cr. 



By am't paid J. L. Burns, Evangelist, $148 15 

'• " " J. B. Tingle, 4 75 

" " " G. C. M. Convention, ... . 2000 

" " " N. S. Richardson & Son, printing Minutes, 50 00 

« a « H. C. Bowenj.tr'scrb'ng & mailing Minutes, 22 27 

" " i: I. J. Spencer, 10 00 

" «' " W. O. Winfield, 25 00 

" " " for Money Order and Registered Letter, . . 35 

" " «■ J. R. Tingle, Cor. gec'y, 50 00 

<; " " for Money Order, 25 

" ; ' " W. O. Winfield, 12 50 

" " " H. C. Bowen,. 12 50 

'• " " " " 12 50 

" " " A. H. Barrett, , 25 00 

" " " for Money Order, 25 

" " ; ' J. L. Burns, 25 00 

" <; " H. C. Bowen, . 12 50 

" " " for Money Order, 10 

" " ' ; J. R. Tingle, , 54 50 

" " " H. C. Bowen, 12 50 

" «• <; J.L.Burns, 25 00 

To balance on hand, 



a 523 12 
517 30 



$1,040 42 



7 
TREASURER'S REPORT— Continued. 

1888. TO FOREIGN MISSION FUND. Dr. 
Oct. 27, To am't on hand, last report, $ 7 68 

1889. 

Feb. 4, To am't rec'd, J. R. Tingle, Cor. Sec'y, 4 00 

March 4, " " " " " " " 2 58 

May 8, " " " " '" " " 6 17 

June 5, " " " Mrs. Laura D. Stancill, 100 

"24, " " " J. R. Tingle, Cor. Sec'y, 8 00 

July 19, " " " " " " " 2 75 

Sep. 15, " « « " " " " 2 60 

Oct. 26, " " " " " " « 1 25 $36 03 

1889. Cr. 
June 28, By am't sent A. McLean, Cor. Sec'y $33 03 

" 28, " " for Money Order, 20 

Oct, 26, By balance on hand, 2 80 $36 03 

1888. TO CHURCH EXTENSION FUND. Dr. 

Oct. 27, To am't on hand, last report, $29 26 

1889. 

Feb. 1, To am't rec'd, J. R. Tingle, Cor. Sec'y, 70 

March 4, " " " " " " " 2 20 $32 16 

1888. Cr. 

Dec. 3, By am't sent N. B. Hood, for Dunn, $29 14 

" 3, " " for Money Order, 10 

1889. 
June 27, " " sent F. M. Rains, 2 92 $32 16 

1888. TO FUND FOR EDUCATION OF MINISTERS. Dr! 
Oct. 17, To am't on hand, last report, $41 27 

1889. 

March 4, To am't rec'd, J. R. Tingle, Cor. Sec'y, 5 48 

May 4, " " " " " " " 3 68 

Oct. 26, " " " " " "'« " 2 00 $52 43 

1889. Cr. 

Oct. 26, By amount on hand, $52 43 $52 43 

1888. TO SUNDAY SCHOOL FUND. Dr. 

Oct. 27, To am't on hand, at Convention, $48 89 

Dec. 1, " " rec'd, J. R. Tingle, Cor. Sec'y, 25 

1889. 

Feb. 1. " " " " " " " 2 65 

March 4, " " « " " " " 1 15 $52 94 

1889. Cr. 

Oct. 26, By amount on hand, , $52 94 $52 94 

1888. SUMMARY. Dr. 

Oct. 26, To total amount received, $1,213 98 $1,213 98 

1889. Cr. 
Oct. 26, By amount paid out, $588 52 

" 26, By balance on hand, 625 46 $1,213 98 

Respectfully submitted, 

E. A. MOYE, Treasurer N. C. C. M. C. 



LIST of PREACHERS with their POST OFFICES, 



Names. Post Offices. 

GIDEON ALLEN, Marlboro, 

STANLY AYERS, Williamston, 

D. H. ADAMS, Pungo, 

J. L. BURNS, .". . .Kinston, 

H. C. BOWEN, Williamston, 

I. L. CHESTNUTT, Snow Hill, 

W, H. COBB, Whitaker's, 

D. W. DAVIS, Lee's Mills, 

W. M. DAVIS, " 

J. T. DAVIS Orraondsville, 

H. S. DAVENPORT, Sladesville, 

H. S. GURGANUS, Long Ridge, 

J. W. GURGANUS, " 

J. W. HARBISON Jamesville, 

J. W. HOLTON, Grantsboro, 

ISAAC P. HOLTON, 

A. J. HOLTON, . . . . New-Berne. 

A. C. HART, Johnson's Mills, 

J. J. HARPER, Smithfield, 

Dr. H. D. HARPER, Kinston, 

M. F. HASKETT, .Columbia, 

C. W. HOWARD, Fountain Hill. 

N. B. HOOD, Dunn, 

P. E. HINES Wilson, 

J. S. HENDERSON, Pungo, 

G. W. JACKSON , Long Ridge. 

J. H. JOHNSON Bentonsville. 

W. R. JINNETT Dudley, 

AUGUSTUS LATHAM, Leech ville, 

M. T. MO YE, Wilson, 

J. B. PARSONS, Arapahoe, 

J. B. RESPESS, Bunyan, 

C. H. SWAIN, Jamesville. 

E. L. SOWERS, . Harbinger. 

J. W. TROTMAN. Hertford, 

J. R. TINGLE, Kinston. 

HENRY WINFIELD. Jamesville, 

J. L. WINFIELD, Washington, 

J. R. WINFIELD, Pantego, 

T. W. WHITLEY. Hunter's Bridge 

A. O. WARREN, Edward's Mills. 

A. C. WENTZ, Roberson ville. 



Counties. 
Pitt; County, 
Martin, 
Beaufort, 
Lenoir, 
Martin, 
Greene, 
Edgecombe, 
Washington, 

Greene, 

Hyde, 

Washington, 

Martin, 
Pamlico, 

Craven, 

Pitt, 

Johnston, 

Lenoir, 

Tyrrell, 

Lenoir, 

Harnett, 

Wilson, 

Beaufort, 

Washington. 

Johnston, 

Wayne, 

Beaufort, 

Wilson, 

Pamlico, 

Beaufort, 

Martin, 

Currituck. 

Perquimans. 

I ienoi r, 

Martin, 

Beaufort. 



Martin. 



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REPORT OF BOARD OF MANAGERS 



In accordance with the Constitution we submit the following 
brief report of the work of the past year : 

1. At our first meeting, Nov. 24th, 1888, we offered to pay 
half of Bro. W. 0. Winfield's salary to preach for the White Hat 
Church. This has enabled them to build a house of worship. 

2. In Nov., 1888, correspondence was opened with brethren 
relative to preaching at Jamesville and Williamston. Bro. H. 
Winfield preached at the former place several times in the early 
part of the year. At our meeting, June 21st, Bro. II. C. Bowen, 
was employed to preach monthly at Williamston from July 1st 
to Nov. 1st, and allowed fifty dollars for his services. He reports 
two baptized, and a hopeful outlook for future work. The Old 
Ford Union is helping to build at that point, and the work will 
soon begin on the house. Preaching should be continued at this 
point. The brethren at Jamesville also employed Bro. Bowen to 
preach monthly at that point. The attendance has been large, 
and they ask help for one more year in order that the house may 
be finished. 

3. The Church Extension Fund of $29.26, on hand at last 
Convention was donated to Dunn. They have lately organized, 
and are using the house, which is unfinished. They will need 
help in order to have preaching and complete their house. 

4. At the meeting of the Board, May 2nd, the brethren in 
NeAV-Berne were advised to borrow money and complete the 
house, and the Board promises to secure an Evangelist to dedi- 
cate and protract. The house will be opened on first Lord's day 
in Dec, and correspondence should be continued until a suitable 
man is secured for the work. 

5. At our meeting in May, a statement from the Treasurer 
showed that the pledges made by the brotherhood would not be 
sufficient to meet all expenses, and leave the finances in a healthy 
condition to begin the new year. The Cor. Sec'y was instructed 
to make an apportionment, asking the churches to raise two 
hundred dollars. A very respectable number have responded to 



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tills request, and we will begin the new year with some money cm 
hand. 

6. During early summer, Bro. J. L. Burns began work in 
Nash Co. at his own charges. The Board has assisted this work 
since July 1st with a donation of fifty dollars. One church has 
been organized, 23 have been added, and the work promises large 
results. It should be continued. 

7. The Board donated twenty-five dollars to Stokesdale Avhich 
was paid to Bro A. H. Barrett for a protracted meeting. It re- 
sulted in 23 additions. Their house is unfinished and they need 
help. 

8. The Cor. Sec'y has traveled and preached in twelve coun- 
ties during the year. In this way, and by vigilant correspondence 
he has kept the work of State Missions before the brotherhood 
and has sustained the interest and activity manifested in the 
work being done and the good results which we have enumerated, 

nds as follows: 

$177 08 

4 05 

11 16 

2 90 

17 35 

26 81 



The Cor. Sec'y has received and forwarded fi 

State Missions paid to Treasurer, . 

Sunday Schools " " " ......... 

Education of Ministers, paid to Treasurer, . 
Church Extension " " " 



Foreign Missions 



A. McLea 



Total for all purposes, . .... . . . ;....... . $549 35 

C. W. Howard, Chairman. 
J. R. Tixgle, Cor. Sec'y. 

The foregoing is a brief statement of the work done by the 
Board. A complete record of all business is kept by the Clerk 
of the Board in a book provided for the purpose. 

H, C. B. 



11 

CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

Horn Carolina euitUI issioiry Mion. 

Article I. This organization shall be called the North Carolina Christian Mis- 
sionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall he to devise ways and means for the spread of the Gos- 
pel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds for other fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of Christ, who 
have been sent by their respective churches or by an association of churches, as 
delegates to its annual Convention. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. All 
Evangelists arc members of the Convention by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording Sec- 
retary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be elected annually and 
hold their respective offices until their successors are elected. 

Art, VL Each Congregation, belonging to this Convention, may adopt such 
method of supplying itself with regular preaching, as it may deem'most practicable. 

Art. VII There shall also be elected annually five members, who together with 
the officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board of Managers, whose duty it 
shall be to carry into execution the work of the Convention. They shall meet on 
call of the President, elect their own chairman and clerk, and during the interval 
between the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body, employ evangelists 
and agents, and direct them in thei" fields of labor. They shall keep a full record 
of their proceedings and make report through the Corresponding Secretary at the 
annual Convention, making such recommendations as they shall deem proper. 
Three of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice-President and Recording Secretary shall perform 
The duties usually belonging to such offices at the annual Convention. The Cor* 
responding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay them to the Treasurer, keeping 
an account of the same. He may also be employed as General Evangelist, and 
shall account for all sums paid him for services. The Treasurer ^hall receive from 
the Corresponding Secretary all funds, pay them out on order of the Clerk of the 
Board, keep an accurate account of the same, and make report at the annual Con- 
vention. 

Art. IX. The annual Convention may annually contribute a percentage of the 
funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Christian Missionary Con- 
vention, such per cent, to be determined by the Convention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Thursday before the 4th Lord's 
day in October, at such place as may have been determined by the last annual Con- 
vention. In case the Convention shall have failed to appoint a place, the Board 
shall select the place of meeting. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of all the 
members present at any regular meeting of the Convention, provided such amend- 
ment shall have been first recommended by the Board, or a years notice shall have 
heen given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be known as 
Union Meeting districts ; and each district may choose its own method of work: 
and may contribute its collections for missionary purposes, or any part thereof, to 
the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 



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MEMOIR OF ELD. JOSEPHUS LATHAM. 

By J. J. HARPER. 

When a man of great prominence and superior worth has completed the 
journey of an active life, and passed from the scenes of his earthly labors, 
it is but a duty to him, and a service to those who remain, to place on 
record in permanent form, and so transmit to future generations for their 
admiration and emulation, some suitable notice of his virtues and attain- 
ments. 

Josephus Latham was born at Pantego, Beaufort County, North Caro- 
lina, June 30th, 1828. He was a son of Thomas Jordan Latham and 
Nancy, his wife, whose maiden name was Cordon. Only two of their 
children are now living, ten having died. The father was twice married, 
and seven children were born of the second marriage. He was noted for 
the logical structure of his mind, and for his superior education, especially 
for his attainments in the Hebrew, Greek and Latin languages. He was 
one of the first in this State to accept and begin to advocate the plea for a 
return to the teaching and practice of the Apostles, and a restoration of 
Primitive Christianity. His time was divided between teaching and 
preaching, and under his careful training, all his children received very 
fair educations. 

His son Josephus, also, divided his time between preaching and teaching, 
often relying on the latter to enalfle him to follow the former, giving some 
attention, also, to farming. 

His knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages, and his education as 
a whole, was very creditable, and he was decidedly popular and success- 
ful as a teacher. • 

When a youth he was noted for his singular piety and great purity of 
character, having been instructed with great care in this respect by a 
thoughtful Christian father 

On the first Lord's clay in June, 1843, he made confession of faith in 
Christ, and was baptized^ by his father, at Jordan's Point. On the first 
Lord's day in August, 1848, he led in prayer publicly the first time, at 
Concord church: and on the fourth Lord's day in the same month, at 
Pungo Chapel, Beaufort County, he preached his first sermon. On the 
first Lord's day in January, 1849, the Church at Pantego gave him a letter 
of recommendation as a preacher of the Gospel, when and wherejie might 
travel. On the first Lord's day in April, of the same year, he was form- 
ally ordained and set apart to the ministry of the Word, Elders John P. 
Dunn and Benjamin Parrott officiating. 

He w^as happily married on the 31st of May, 1854, to Miss Martha F. 
Brown, a daughter of Alfred L. and Nancy Brown, of Pitt County, in 
whom he found a kindred spirit and true help-mate. Their marriage was 
blessed with three children, one daughter and two sons, all now mature 
and settled in life, and all faithful Disciples of Christ. While Sister 
Latham was young Miss Brown, Bro. Latham won her heart for the Sa- 
viour, and baptized her, before he won her heart and hand for himself. 

His ministry covers a period of more than forty 3'ears, during which he 
made his home successively in the counties of Hyde, Beaufort, Pitt, 
Greene and Wayne; but his ministerial labors extended over a territory 
much wider than that, and were limited only by his ability. It is thought 
by those who know T most about it, that during his ministry he baptized 
not fewer than two thousand persons, and officiated at the marriage of 
fully five hundred. 



15 

He became a member of the Convention (then called Conference) in 
October, 1849, just forty years ago at this session; and there have been 
during that period very few sessions at which he has not been present. 

He was never an aspirant for political preferment, nor sought promo- 
tion on grounds of party affiliation. But in 1882, on his own merits and 
fitness for the position, he was elected to the office of Superintendent of 
Public Instruction, for Pitt County, which office he held to the time of 
his death, discharging its duties faithfully and satisfactorily. 

As a financier, Bro. Latham would not be considered in business circles 
as possessing very acute foresight, or endowed with the happy faculty of 
readily adapting means to ends. Hence, in the last years of his life his 
sensitive nature was sometimes greatly harassed by a want of means to 
meet his obligations. His ability to acquire was superior to his ability to 
keep, especially so long as there was in sight of him a dependent widow 
or orphan, or helpless fellow-being of any kind. The writer knew him 
one cold, rainy day, during the war, to take off his shoes on the road and 
give them to a barefooted soldier whom he met. This is only one instance, 
but many similar acts could be recited, illustrative of his kind and charit- 
able disposition. He gave his time and means freely in relieving the 
wants of suffering mortals, and in supporting the cause and extending the 
kingdom of Christ whenever an opportunity to do good presented itself. 
He discarded his own pecuniary interest and personal comfort, and seemed 
to think only of the good that he might do. Like Paul, he would "gladly 
spend and be spent" in the service ^of his Master. Nothing but barriers 
positively insurmountable could prevent him from preaching. Whether 
lie received a just compensation or no compensation, he continued to 
preach, and trusted in Jesus, whose he was and whom he served; and no 
man among us has made greater sacrifices for Christ than he. If he did 
not succeed as a financier; if his pecuniary interests were not successfully 
managed, it is easily accounted for on the ground of an over-reaching 
and burning zeal to save souls. 

As a preacher he was not considered as able as we have had enrolled in 
this State, but if we may estimate ability by visible results, then he was as 
strong as the strongest. If his sermons did not evince as great logical 
acumen as others, they were strong in their fullness of Scripture truths, 
and the directness with which they were presented ; if they were not em- 
bellished with flowers of rhetoric, they were delivered with a radiance 
and fervency of spirit that kindled to a responsive glow the hearts of his 
hearers. His affectionate and touching appeals succeeded in stirring the 
fountain of feeling and moving to obedience many who had successfully 
resisted the strongest argumentative efforts. One thing notably that gave 
him influence with the people and lent weight to his words, was his ex- 
ceptional piety and purity of character. The correctness of his judgment 
might be called in question, but no one questioned his motives, no one 
disputed his piety, no one impeached his character. 

His pulpit efforts were largely directed to the fundamental principles of 
the Gospel, and the necessity of obedience to Christ, and he was much 
stronger as an evangelist than as a pastor. He could more easily win 
souls than organize them for successful work. He was peculiarly adapted 
to rural, evangelistic work, and nothing gave him greater satisfaction 
than to labor in such fields and rally souls to Christ. 

To say that he was loyal to Christ, is to express it in very mild terms ; 
he was intensely so. Not one jot or tittle of the demands of the Gospel 
would he yield or compromise. He was affable, courteous and always re- 
spectful, but he would never swerve a hair's breadth from his conceptions 
of the essentials to salvation. 

Brother Latham will long live in loving remembrance in the hearts of 
many of the preachers in North Carolina, and some who have found 



16 

homes in other States, besides thousands of other friends who yet linger 
on these mortal shores. He always manifested a deep interest in young 
preachers, and helped and encouraged them in every way possible. Their 
blunders he never criticized, but in a tender and fatherly way corrected 
them ; and the degree of success reached by many of them is more or less 
due to his words of encouragement. 

The illness of which he died was of protracted duration, lasting twenty- 
seven days. He was attacked on Friday, the 3rd of May, notwithstanding 
which, he left home on that day to meet on appointment on the following 
Lord's day; but after travelling eighteen miles he became too sick to pro- 
ceed further, and stopped at the home of Sister Mary Hodges, who with 
her two sons, Joseph and Willie, were untiring in their attentions to him 
during his sickness. He continued to grow worse, and was never able to 
leave the house after his arrival. His beloved wife and children, and 
children-in-law, were with him most of the time, during his suffering, 
which was a great comfort to him. He suffered intensely most of the 
time, but not a murmur escaped his lips. He manifested great patience 
and perfect resignation, trusting all the while in Jesus, whom he had 
so faithfully served in health. He seemed conscious, after the first few 
days, that his "sickness was unto death," and never expressed any hope 
or desire to live longer, and even seemed anxious to die that he might be 
at rest with his Saviour, occasionally saying, "Glory to God! " and "Oh! 
how I love Jesus." He had all through life walked by faith, and that 
faith sustained him and gave him calmness as he went down through 
"the valley and shadow of death." He retained his mental faculties to 
the last, and looked for death as a means of release from his sufferings. 
A moment before the end came, he turned and looked lovingly at his 
devoted wife, and said, "I want to die," and then turned away, and as he 
did so, his desire was granted ; he was dead. He died on the 30th of 
last May, in the sixty-first yanr of his age. 

In the house in which he died he had preached on a funeral occasion, 
long years before, and offered the consolations of the Gospel to the dear 
friends whose privilege it was, in turn, to minister to him in his last mo- 
ments. In the house of mourning, in the family circle, among his friends, 
everywhere, his warm heart readily shared in the sorrows of others. As 
a neighbor he was accommodating, as a friend he was sincere, as a hus- 
band he was affectionate and faithful, as a father he was indulgent and 
tender, and as a Christian steadfast and unfaltering until death. His re- 
mains were carried to his home, "Elm Grove," and buried in the famil} r 
grave-yard, to await the resurrection of the just. 

May we who survive him be stimulated by his devotion, cheered by his 
successes, and encouraged by his triumph in death. 

Smithfield, N. C, September 20th, 1889. 



T-A-BLE oie* 1 chiukce 



CHURCHES. 



COUNTIES. 



Church Clerks. 



Head of Pungo, 
Pungo Chapel. 
Pantego, 
Post Oak, 
Sinclair's Creek, 
Pamlico, 
Union Chapel, 
Beaver Dam, 
Old Ford, 
Tranter's Creek, 
Blount's Creek, 
White Hill, 
Amnon, 
Rosemary, 
Haw Branch, 
New Hope, 
James Chapel, 
Cashie S. PL, 
Live Oak Grove, 
New-Berne, 
Kitt Swamp, 
River Side, 
Stony Branch, 
Vanceboro, 
Oak Grove, 
Pleasant Union, 
Powell's Point, 
Beulah, 
Prospect. 
Manteo, 
Trent, 
Bethany, 
Boyer, 
Jefferson, 
Eden, 

Hookerton, _ 
Dunn, 
Midclleton, 
Nebraska, 
Springfield, 
Swan Quarter, 
O'Neal's Chapel, 
Mt. Olive, 
Enterprise, 
Montgomery, 
Pleasant, Hill, 
Deep Spring, 
Haskin's Chapel, 
Tuckahoe, 
White Oak, 
Wise Fork, 
Wilson's Mills, 
Mill Creek, 
South AVest, 
Kinston, 
Alpha, 

Wheat Swamp. 
Hebron, 



Beaufort, 



Bertie, 
Carteret, 
Craven , 



Cumberland, 

Currituck, 

Davidson, 

Duplin, 

Dare, 

I Edgecombe, 
jForsythe, 

Greene, 



Harnett, 
Hyde, 



Jones, 



Johnston, 
Lenoir, 



J. H. Adams, 
J. T. Wilkinson, 
Jordan Wilkinson, 
Moses Harington, 

0. F. Mason, 
S. B. Wilkins, 
H. H. Oclen, 

C. H. Woolard, 
II. E. Hodges, 
G. H. Leggett, 
J. G. Latham, 
J. B. Rowe, 

G. K. Mallison, 
Absalom Woolard, 
S. B. Latham, 
J. S. Williamson, 
'J. G. Latham, 
:J. P. Skiles, 
|A. T. Dickinson, 
Silas Fulcher, 
lAsa Arthur, 
L. J. Chapman, 

E. Wetherington, 
| II. B. Williams, 

F. H. Gaskin, 
Daniel Mimms, 

E. V. Mel son. 
J. P. Nelson, 
Marion Simmons, 
.John Goodwin. 
P. Scarborough, 
ij. S. Dixon, ' 

iC. E. Harper, 
;J. F. Miller. 

D. F. Smith, 
D. W. Dixon. 
J. E. Harper, 
J. M. Hall, 

F. D. Mason, 
Valentine Harris, 
iS. R. Cason. 

C. H. Harris. 
J. K. Voliva, 
II. W. Mooney, 
M. S. Burgess, 
Isaac Brown, 
Z. T. Koonce, 

1. T. Haskins, 
Z. T. Huffman, 
Amos Heath, 
L. E. Duffy, 
W. G. Wilson, 
J. M. Beasley, 
J. I. Vause. * 
!N. D. Myers, 

J. R. Hodges. 
[Franklin Dai I, 
IS. H. Bright, 



P. 0. Address. 


Delegates. 


Preachers. 


!Pungo, 


By Annual Report, 


D. II . Adams, 


Haslin, 


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A. Latham, 


Pantego, 


P. H. Johnson, 


D. W. Davis, 


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Not represented, 


R. J. Quidley, 


Ransomville, 


By Annual Report, 


J. B. Respess, 


jYatesville, 


Not represented, 




Hunter's Bridge 


John L. Latham, N. A. Whitley, 


W. 0. Winfield, 


iBunyan, 


J. B. Respess, 


(< <( 


Washington, 


W. H. Stancill, J. W. Hodges, 


J. L. Winfield, 


Latham's, 


By Annual Report. 


Stanly Avers, 


Washington, 


Not represented, 




Edward's Mills, 


By Annual Report, 


J. B. Respess, 


Id alia, 


Not represented. 




IBunyan, 


W. T. Boyd, 


J. B. Respess, 


Washington, 


By Annual Report, 


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Pantego, 


Not represented, 




,Gilead, 


By Annual Report, 


J. B. Respess, 


Sansoucie, 


Stark Skiles, T. M. Sitterson, 


11. C. Bowen. 


i Beaufort. 


Bv Annual Report. 


A. J. Holton. 


New-Berne, 


N. S. Richardson, E. R. Messick, 




Ernul, 


Alfred Gaskins, L. Caton, 


J. B. Respess, 


Maple Cypress, 


J. B. Gardner, L. J. Chapman, 


U. W. Howard, 


Jasper, 


Edward Wetherington, 


A. J. Holton, 


Vauceboro, 


Barrow Forrest. 

W. A. Ewell, L. V. Lancaster, 


J. B. Respess, 


Fayetteville, 


W. E. Moore, 


W. E. Moore, 


Harbinger, 


By Annual Report, 


E. L. Sowers, 


Olemmonsville, 


Not represented, 




Albertson, 






Manteo. 


t« 




Cape Hatteras, 


(C 




Whitaker's, 


W. F. Draughan, 


M. T. Move, 


Clemmonsville, 


Not represented. 




Bethania. 






Shine. 


M. P. Taylor, J. A. Frazier, 


J. R. Tingle, 


Snow Hill, 


A\ r m. Coward, E. Albritton, 


C. YV. Howard, 


Dunn, 


N. B. Hood, W. T. Dupree. 


N. B. Hood, 


Middleton, 


J. M. Hall. G. M. Silverthoru, 


W. R. Jinnett, 


Lake Landing, 


Not represented. 





Englehard, 

Swan Quarter, 

Sladesville, 

Leechville, 

Fairfield, 

Sladesville, 

Tuckahoe, 

Trenton, 

I Bonus. 

Comfort. 

iMaysville, 

: Dover. 

! Wilson's Mills, 

jBentonsville, 

Kinston. 

i 

iLaG range. 

(Institute, 

iKinston, 



Bv Annual Report, 
J."C. Bishop, F. M. 
Not represented, 



Bell, 



Isaac Brown, B. M, Brown, 

I. H. Pollock. H. Pollock, 

I. T. Haskins, T. J. Westbrook, 

J. A. Huffman, I. H. Huffman, 

Not represented, 

L. E. Duffy, W. B. Isler, 

T. C. Davis, W. G. Wilson, 

G. B. Rose, J. M. Beasley, 

J. I. Vause* G. T. Grace, 

S. H. Rountree, G. P. Cox, 

J. F. Rouse. J. W. Pool, 

J. T. Daly, A. W. Kennedy, 

|L. A. Mewborne, S. H. Bright, 



H. S. Davenport, 



J. R. Tinole, 

Dr. H. D. Harper, 

J. R, Tingle, 

J. R. Tingle, 
J. J. Harper. 
J. H. Johnson, 
J. T. Davis. 
J. J. Harper, 

Dr. H. D. Harper, 



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120 00 


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H. C. Bowen, 


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5 10 




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7 80 


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1 37 




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4 50 




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J. L. Winfield, 


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73 75 




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75 00 




12 00 


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D. W. Davis, 


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M. F. Haskett, 


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23 80 
23 20 

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125 00 
60 00 










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100 00 


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M. T. Moye, 


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4 35 


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$ 1,588 40 


$ 4,021 72 


$ 54 48 


$ 154 81 


| 328 84 


$ 19 84 


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$ 72.04 



29 counties. There were 72 delegates in attendance, representing 50 of the churches. 



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BOARD OF MANAGERS. 

President — E. A. Moye, Greenville, X. C 

Vice-Prest. — Joseph Kinsey, LaG range, 

Treasurer — W. H. Stancill, Washington, 

Recording Secretary — L. A. Mayo, Greenville, 

Corresponding Sec'y — H. C. Bowen, . . . . Williamston, 

T. J. Basnight, Scnppernong, N. 01 

Ferd. Ward, Greenville, •' 

W. H. Wilson, Williamston, " 

K B. Hood, Dunn, " 

N. S. Richardson, . . . ! New-Berne, " 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



^NORTH CHROLIMS^ 

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION 



AT ITS 



Forty-Sixth Annual Session, 



HELD AT 



j400K£F(T0jM, *C[F{EENE £oUNTY, JN(. £, 



OCT. 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th, 1890. 



NEW-BERNE, N. C. 

N. S. RICHARDSON & SON, PRACTICAL BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS. 

1890. 




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MINUTES. 

OF THE 

Hortl Carolina OWs tianlissionary Convention. 

This Convention met with the church at Hookerton, Greene Co., 
Oct. 23rd, 1890. Beading and prayer by J. R. Winfield. Ad- 
dress by the President. Adjourned till 1:30 P. M. 



Afternoon" Session". 

Address by E. W. Stancill. Subject : "Lessons from the Past 
Year's Observation." 

The President appointed the following committees : 

Finance and Statistics — Si S. Richardson, A. J. Moye, C. 
W. Swain. 

Preaching — Wm, Coward, W. H. Stancill, C. W. Howard. 

On motion the annual reports from churches were turned over 
to the committee on Finance and Statistics without being read. 
The list of churches was called and the delegates enrolled. (See 
Statistical Tables.) 

At 2:30 the Board of Managers made their annual report, which 
was received and referred to the Evangelizing Committee. (See 
Report.) 

The President appointed the following committee : 

Examination and Ordination — J. L. Burns, J. J. Harper, 
J. R. Tingle. 

On motion the new churches, Winston, Williamston, Berea and 
North River, were enrolled. 

On motion of H. C. Bowen the name of the church, Wooding- 
ton, Lenoir Co., was stricken from the roll. 

Adjourned to meet at 7:30 P. M. Closing services by J. T. 
Davis. 



Night Session. 
Opening services by S. W. Sumrell. Address by J. L. Burns 
on "Our Needs as a Religions Body." 



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On motion of J. R. Winfield the name of Post Oak Church was 
stricken from the roll of churches ; and on motion of H. 0. Bow- 
en the name of Zion's Grove. 

The new church at Thompson's Academy was enrolled. 

T. M. Foster of Georgia was introduced and addressed the 
Convention. 

Adjourned. Closing services by J. L. Burns. 



Friday Morking. 

Devotional exercises by R. W. Stancill. Minutes of yesterday 
were read. Roll of churches was again called. The list of Sun- 
day Schools was called and the annual reports received. (See 
Table.) 

On motion of H. C. Bowen all new Sunday Schools that re- 
ported were enrolled. 

The Committee on Preaching reported J. B. Respess to preach 
in the M. E. Church at 11 A. M. 

The President announced the following committees : 

Ministerial Character — Dr. H. D. Harper, J. L. Rose, 
John King. 

Temperance — J. T. Davis, N. B. Hood, W. J. Crumpler. 

Publications — D. W. Davis, Geo. Hackney, R. A. L. Carr. 

Nomination of Officers — C. W. Howard, W. G. Wilson, 
Wm. Coward, D. S. Spain, J. A. Burgess. 

Education — Joseph Kinsey, Henry Winfield, N. J. Rouse, 

Evangelizing — J, B. Respess, S. B. Taylor, G. R. Brinson, 
iST. J. Rouse, J. J. Rawls. 

On motion the apportionment, recommended by the Board of 
Managers, was referred to the Evangelizing Committee. 

T. M. Foster preached. Subject, "Christ our Leader." 

I. J. Spencer addressed the Convention on "The Relation of 
the Church to the Sunday School." 

J. E. Thompson of the M. E. Church was invited to a seat; 
in the Convention. 

The new church at Stalling's X Roads was enrolled. Blount's 
Creek was stricken from the roll. 

Adjourned to meet at 7:30 P. M. The Sisters' Mission Work- 
ers and the Ministerial Association held their sessions during 
the afternoon. 



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Night Session". 

Devotional exercises led by Henry Winfield. 

W. 0. Vause of the Baptist Church, was invited to a seat in 
the Convention. 

Reports were again called for. 

Address by J. J. Harper on "The Dignity and Desirability of 
the Ministry." 

Adjourned with closing services by J. L. Winfield. 



Saturday Morning. 

Devotional exercises conducted by N". B. Hood. Minutes of 
yesterday read. Reports again 'called for. 

T. M. Foster addressed the Convention on "Christian Giving." 

Joseph Kinsey made an appeal to raise a special fund for 
preaching in Winston-Salem, and $350 was subscribed. 

Adjourned. 



Afternoon Session. 
The Committees reported as follows : 

Nomination of Officers : E. A. Moye, Pres. ; W. J. Grumpier, Vice- 
Pres. ; H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y ; J. A. Burgess, Rec. Sec'y ; W. H. Wil- 
son, Treas. Other members of the Board— W. H. Stancill, T. W. Phil- 
lips, J. W. Hodges, H. A. Latham, R. T. Hodges. 

C. W. Howard, Chairman. 

Adopted. 

Finance : The amounts paid to us are, Minute Fund, $74.38; State Mis- 
sions, $69.55; Educating Preachers, $44. 

N. S. Richardson, Chairman. 
' Adopted. 

Ministerial Character : After diligent investigation we find that all of 
our ministers are free from charges that would bring them within the 
scope of this committee, and are making commendable efforts in the fur- 
therance of the Master's kingdom. 

H. D. Haepee, Chairman. 

Adopted. 

Temperance : The curse of intemperance is doing more damage to the 
Church of Christ in our land than any other agency of sin, and we hearti- 
ly recommend any and all means, not inconsistent with Christian deport- 
ment, to be used both by pastors and laymen to suppress the manufacture, 
sale or use of any intoxicant in any manner as a beverage. 

W. J. Ceumplee, Chairman, 

Adopted. 



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Evangelizing : This report was voted upon by sections. After 
discussion, certain sections were lost, one revised, and the fol- 
lowing adopted. 

1. That we endorse the recommendations of the Board of Managers 
and adopt them as a part of our report. [The one in regard to change of 
time was not concurred in.] 

2. That we unite with Pantego and Old Ford churches and the breth- 
ren in Washington in locating D. W. Davis in that town ; that he give one 
fourth of his time to the general field until the house in Washington is 
ready for use, and that this body pay $200 of his salary, less the amounts 
paid him in the field. 

3. That we join with neighboring churches in locating J. R. Tingle in 
Dunn; that he spend at least one-fourth of his time in the interest of Dunn 
and Sorrell's S. H. and one-fourth in trhe general field ; and that we give 
him $300 to sustain him in this work, less such amounts as may be do- 
nated to him in the general field. 

4. That we join hands with the Sisters' Mission Workers in employing 
R. W. Stancill ; that he live and labor in Winston-Salem as his special 
field, and give one-fourth of his time to general work in central N. C. un- 
til the house in AVinston-Salem is ready for use ; that this Convention 
make an appeal to-day for a special fund to carry on this work, which ap- 
peal shall be continued by the Board until the necessary amount is pledged; 
and that the Convention guarantee the payment of $500 of his salary, less 
donations in the general field. 

5. 'I hat H. C. Bowen be continued in charge of the Williamston work, 
embracing Williamston, Jamesville, Roanoke Chapel and Robbins' School 
House, and that this Convention pay him $300 for that work. 

6. That it is the opinion of this committee that this Convention should 
take steps to employ a State Evangelist at once. 

7. That, in order to meet the foregoing and other necessary expenses 
of our Sunday School and Mission work, we recommend that the State 
Board raise $2,000 during the year ; that each and every church and Sun- 
day School raise the amount already apportioned by the Board (or as near- 
ly so as possible), adopting the plan of raising funds which seems most 
successful. 

8. That the preachers, together with the board of officers of each con- 
gregation, be requested to plan to raise the amount and forward quarterly 
(or oftener) to the Cor. Secretary, the funds in hand. 

9. That the Old Ford and Albermarle Unions be merged into one Union 
known as the Roanoke Union, provided both Unions endorse this recom- 
mendation ; and that each Union appoint a committee of three on place of 
holding the first session, who shall agree upon the place and so publish. 

J. B. Respess, Chairman. 

Publications : We hail with pleasure the revival of the Watch Tower, 

and bear witness to the faithful and helpful service it has rendered our 

mission work and the cause of Christ generally. We recommend it to the 

brotherhood as a medium of communication. We also recommend the 



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Missionary Weekly as a paper worthy of the patronage of every Disciple 
in North Carolina. We recommend the continuance of Popular Hymns 
in church services. We also recommend as soon as practicable that a 
colporteur be put in the field to distribute our literature. 

D. W. Davis, Chairman. 
Adopted. 

Examination and Ordination : We have examined, as to Christian 
character,- proficiency in knowledge of the Scriptures and general fitness 
for the ministry, brethren W. O. Winfield, S. W. Sumrell, C. L. Davis, 
W. J. Gibble and E. H. Olney. We recommend for ordination brethren 
Sumrell and Davis. Brethren Gibble and Winfield having been ordained, 
we recommend that their names with the others (except Bro. Olney) be 
entered upon the roll of preachers. 

Bro. Olney who was examined at the Convention a year ago, and whose 
ordination was deferred until this time, was before your committee. We 
find that domestic misfortunes have cast a shadow over his record of 
such density as to render it wholly impracticable and wrong to ordain 
him and send him out under the endorsement of this Convention. 

J. J. Haeper, Chairman. 

The Treasurer's report was read and adopted. (See Eeport.) 
Petitions for the next Convention were received from New- 
Berne, Kinston, LaGrange, Zion's Chapel, Wilson's Mills and An- 
tioch. New -Berne received the largest vote, and was chosen as 
the place of holding the Convention in October, 1891. 
Adjourned with benediction by J. L. Burns. 



Night Session. 
Devotional exercises led by J. K. Winfield. D. W. Davis de- 
livered an address on "Public Opinion." 

A communication was read by J. L. Winfield from Sister Meta 
Chestnutt, Minco, Indian Territory. A collection ($16.42) was 
., ^ t%ken, prayer offered, and her letter requested published. 

V\\ ( The following was introduced by J. L. Winfield and adopted: 
Whereas there are about 2,000 colorecf Disciples in North Carolina, and 
they need the assistance of the Nt-Gr €. M. C. , 

^ ""Resolved that this Convention appoint three brethren to assist them in 
managing their Convention and superintend the publication of their pro- 
ceedings ; and that we send them 100 copies of the minutes. 

J. L. Winfield, W. J. Crumpler and H. 0. Bowen were ap- 
pointed. 

The following was offered by J. L. Winfield and adopted as 
amended by J. J. Harper : 
Resolved that 2,000 copies of the proceedings of this Convention he 



A $ 



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printed by the Cor. Secretary ; that he be paid $10 for his services. 
Benediction by J. L. Burns. 

Lokd's Day Morning. 

Devotional exercises conducted by M. T. Moye. The Commit- 
tee on Education were granted till next Convention to make 
their report. 

W. J. Grumpier offered the following: 

Resolved, that the thanks of this Convention be tendered the "citizens of 
Hookerton and vicinity for their kindness and unbounded hospitality. 
Also to the officers in their close attention and persistent effort to carry 
on the work. 

Adopted. 

Brethren S. W. Sumrell and C. L. Davis were ordained. After 
the communion, I. J. Spencer and T. M. Foster preached. 

E. A. MOYE, President 

L. A. Mayo, Eec. Secretary. 



REPORT OF BOARD OF MANAGERS. 

As the evangelists have made monthly reports we will give 
only a brief review. 

1. The Woek— 

J. J. Harper was employed to dedicate the house of worship in New- 
Berne, He raised several hundred dollars, and left the work in the hands 
of the State Evangelist. 

R. W. Stancill was employed as State Evangelist. He began work the 
first of December in New-Berne. During the twenty da} r s spent in that 
section, he organized the church, a Sunday School and Ladies Aid Society, 
and secured a sufficient amount at Kitt Swamp and in New-Berne to em- 
ploy a pastor. 

After visiting a few other points, he began an effort in Washington 
which resulted in the purchase of a lot and the promise of lumber and 
shingles for a house of worship. 

A similar effort was made in behalf of Grifton with like results. A lot 
has been purchased, and the building will be erected. 

The church at Red Oak, Pitt county, was without regular preaching. 
A short visit resulted in securing an amount sufficient to employ S. W. 
Sumrell to preach there monthly. His labors have been successful. 

The next work was at Jamesville. A sufficient amount was secured in 
cash and pledges to cover the indebtedness and a finished house was ded- 
icated. A series of meetings followed, resulting in several accessions. 

After attending the Ministerial Association, an effort was made at Dunn 
to pay off a small debt on the building which was successful. A Sunday 
School was organized and the cause much strengthened. While in this 



section a subscription was commenced to build a house near Sorrell's S. H. 

One week was spent in Wilson and several hundred dollars raised to lo- 
cate a preacher for the coming year. This is an important field and the 
few Disciples there are zealous and liberal in every good work. 

The situation in Asheville made it necessary to hasten to that city. By 
a patient, earnest effort a debt of about $3,500 was adjusted and the house 
was saved. The house will soon be finished. Refuge was visited, result- 
ing in several additions and plans laid for co-operation with Asheville in 
having regular preaching. At the co-operation meeting funds were pledged 
and an evangelist employed. 

A few days were spent at Stokesdale and nearly enough secured to pay 
off the debt on the house. After a short time at intervening points Win- 
ston was visited which resulted in the organization of a church and Sun- 
day School and the hopeful beginning of plans for a lot and house of wor- 
ship. If continued we may expect large results from a prudent and 
prompt movement in Winston as the centre of a prosperous region. 

Short visits have been recently made to Washington and Grifton in the 
interest of buildings soon to be erected. This closes eleven months of 
most faithful, successful and permanent work of the most vital importance. 

Days worked, 326 ; sermons preached, 208 ; baptised, 25 ; additions 
otherwise, 32. New fields visited, New-Berne, Washington, Grifton, Sor- 
rell's S. H. and Winston. Churches and mission points visited, 45; 
churches organized, 2 ; Sunday schools, 5. Money and pledges of lumber, 
shingles, &c, for preaching, paying church debts and building churches, 
$6,470. 

J. L. Burns has done a full year's work with most untiring energy in 
Nash and adjoining counties. The church at Robbin's S. H. has been 
much strengthened and another organized at Thompson's Academy. 
Much preaching has been done at several points which promise good re- 
sults if the work can be steadily continued and sustained. 

The Williamston Mission has enjoyed a steady progress. Jamesville 
has completed the house and the faithful ones are working hopefully. 
The brethren in Bertie county have the house framed and are sacrificing 
much in order to succeed. Williamston will soon dedicate the best house 
of worship in the town, built in twelve months time. The church exten- 
sion fund has made this result possible, and the Old Ford Union has 
steadily assisted. 

W. R. Jinn&tt has been laboring nearly one year in Dunn and vicinity. 
Some progress has been made in building and we are hopeful that the 
house will be completed before a great while. This is an important field 
and faithful work will insure large results. 

I. L. Chestnutt has been preaching monthly for Stony Branch. Some 
assistance has been given them. They will soon complete the house. 

Statistics have been gathered b}' the Corresponding Secretary for our 
year-book and the census. These show that we have about 130 churches 
and nearly 10,000 members of the white race in North Carolina and two 
or three thousand colored. Many brethren failed to respond and figures 



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are tlot as accurate as we desire. But it is cheering to witness a steady 
improvement in all departments, which admonishes us to p*ess on hope- 
fully. 

2. The Finances— 

Of the small sum on hand for education, $25 was donated to J. F. 
Sumrell to aid him while attending Clarella Institute, preparing for the 
ministry. The remainder has been paid to W. R. Jinnett while laboring 
at Dunn and preparing to enter Bethany College, The Board has not 
raised any funds for education. The Sunday School funds on hand have 
been paid to the evangelists, who have combined this interest with the 
mission work. 

About $175 has been received from the six-year pledges, and we hope 
for a large increase of funds from this source during the Convention. 
The payment of these pledges should be insisted upon by all the preach- 
ers and every church officer. Diligent effort has been made to keep the 
twenty cent request of last Convention constantly before the brethren. 
800 circular letters have been sent out. Much has been written for the 
papers. Several churches have paid in full, many have partially respond- 
ed, and others have ignored the request or directly refused to give any- 
thing. About $375 has been received and we think the amount will be 
increased to nearly $500. We have received and forwarded $11. 0G for 
Foreign Missions, and many churches have sent their offerings direct to 
the Corresponding Secretary. 

The Gen. C. M. Convention has been officially solicited to aid New- 
Berne and Asheville, but scarcity of funds has prevented a favorable re- 
sponse so far. Correspondence is going on in behalf of Winston, and we 
are hopeful. 

We began the year with about $500 in hand and have spent more than 
$1,000. We hope to close the year with some money on hand. We have 
sought to lay a good foundation for the next year by making an appor- 
tionment of $2,000 to be raised by the churches and Sunday Schools. 
We trust that this action may claim the earnest and favorable attention of 
the Convention, in order that every church and school may be encouraged 
to fall in line by making a liberal pledge. 

3. Recommendations— 

We recommend the following to the Convention : 

1. That we continue aid in sustaining preaching at Robbin's S. H. and 
Thompson's Academy ; at Dunn, and to the Williamston Mfssion, (Roan- 
oke Chapel, James ville and Williamston.) Also that aid be given in like 
manner to Washington, Grifton, Winston and Asheville. 

2. That each church and Sunday School take one collection for general 
Home Missions as requested by the Gen. C. M. Convention, and forward 
to R. Moffett, Cor. Sec'y, Cleveland, Ohio. 

3. That each church take one collection for Church Extension and for- 
ward to G. W. Muckley, Sec'y, Kansas City, Mo. 

4. That each church respond to the call for Foreign Mission funds, and 



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that each school observe '•children's da}V an d forward the offerings to 
A. McLean, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

5. That every church answer the request of the Ministerial Association 
to raise a fund for the Education of Preachers, and forward the same to 
H. C. Bo wen, Sec'y, Williamston. N. C, before the end of the present 
school 3 r ear. 

6. That we donate to Gen, C. M. Convention one per cent of all funds 
raised for missions the past } r ear. 

7. That we change Art. X of the Constitution in regard to time, that it 
may not conflict with the time of the General Convention. 

H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y, for the Board. 
Williamston, N. C. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



W. H. STANCILL, Treasurer, 
In account with the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 



1889. To State Mission Fund. Dr. 

Oct 26, To amount on hand, last report, $517 30 

" 27, " " rec'cl from H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y, 56 75 

Nov. 20, " " " }«... .U, ■'.' " " " 22 40 

Dec. 12, " •' " " .'," <• '• " « 14 58 

1890. 

Jan. 4, " " " " ■ * 1 ' " (i " " 38 19 

Feb. 1, " " «' « " « » " h 36 35 

Mar. 15, " " " *•*'■■« <•' » " 14 58 

Apr. 12, " " " «■■«.« « « « 6 05 

" " " " " " " " (i " H 50 58 

V 28 " " " « •" •« « « « 4 80 

May 20, " " :" " " u u " " 47 21 

June 13, " " " " " " " " " 14 58 

July 15, " " " " " " «' " " 33 55 

" 21, " i " " " H " " " " ... 5 00 

Aug. 18, " " " "-«.<« " » " 51 2# 

" 27, " " " " •''"''" " " " 4 75 

Sept. 10, " " " «■«!'■« « « « 14 58 

" 26, " " " " (< " " " " 25 00 

Oct. 4, " " " «' » « " « « 30 00 

" 24, " " " " " " J' " " 206 24 

*« " " " " " Sunday School Fund, 52 94 

" 25, <• " " " H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y, 250 73 

rec'd, 74 38 $ 1,571 82 



To Minute Fund, 



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TREASURER'S REPORT— Continued. 

1889. Cb. 

Oct. 27, By ain't paid M. F. Hasket, for Sound Side, $ 20 00 

Nov. 20, " " " H. C. Bowen, Postage, 155 

Dec. 12, " " " " " Williamston Mission, 14 58 

" " " " " J. J. Harper, work at New-Berne, 15 00 

"14, " u " N. S. Richardson & Son, printing Minutes, 50 00 

" " " " " " " " circular letters,.. 1 50 
1890. 

Jan. 13, " " " J. L. Burns, Nash Mission, 20 83 

" " " " " H. C. Bowen, preparing Minutes, 10 00 

" " " " " " " postage on " 13 61 

" " " " " " " Williamston Mission, 14 58 

"14, " " " J. L. Burns, Nash Mission, 20 83 

" " " " " B. W. Stancill, Evangelist, 50 00 

Feb. 1, " " " " " " i.. 50 00 

" " " " ' " H. C. Bowen, Williamston Mission, 14 58 

" " " " " " " Stationery, postage, 5 52 

" " " " " " " Work as Cor. Secy, 15 00 

" " " " " J. L. Burns, Nash Mission 20 83 

Mar. 15," " " " " " " 20 83 

" " i; " " B. W. Stancill, Evangelist, 50 00 

"21, " " " H. C. Bowen, Williamston Mission, 14 58 

Apr. 12, " " " J. L. Burns, Nash Mission, 20 83 

" " " " " B. W. Stancill, Evangelist, 50 00 

" '• " " " H. C. Bowen, Williamston Mission 14 58 

May. 20, " " " B. W. Stancill, Evangelist, 50 00 

" _ u " " " J. L. Burns, Nash Mission, 20 83 

" " " " " H. C. Bowen, Mission Work, 14 58 

" " " " " " " Stationery, Postage, 8 63 

" " " " Work as Cor. Sec'y, 15 00 

Jun. 13 " " " B. W. Stancill, Evangelist, 50 00 

" " " " " J. L. Burns, Mission Work, 20 83 

" " " " H. C. Bowen, Williamston Mission, 14 58 

July 15 " " " J. L. Burns, Mission Work, 20 83 

" " " " " W. B. Jinnett, Dunn Mission 10 00 

" " " " " H. C. Bowen, Mission Work, 14 58 

" " " " " I. L. Chestnutt, Stony Branch, 5.00 

" " " '' " R. W. Stancill, Evangelist, 50 00 

Aug. 18 " ' 4 " W. B, Jinnett, Dunn Mssion, 10 00 

" " " " " J. L. Burns, Nash " 20 83 

" " " " " H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y, 15 00 

" " " '.' " " " Mission Work, 14 58 

" " ''# " » B. W. Stancill, Evangelist, 50 00 

" " " " " H. C. Bowen, Postage, Stationery, 4 75 

Sep. 10 " " '" " " Williamston Mission, 14 58 

" ' " W. E. Jinnett, Dunn " 10 00 

'« " " " " J. L. Burns, Nash «• 20 83 

' " " B. W. Stancill, Evangelist, 50 00 

Oct. 8 " " " H. C. Bowen, Wilhamston Mission. 14 58 

" " " " 'i J. L. Burns, Nash " 20 83 

" " " " " E. W. Stancill, Evangelist, 50 00 



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TREASURER'S REPORT— Continued. 

Oct. 24, By am't paid P. 0. Orders and Postage, $ 3 29 

" E. W. Stancill, Evangelist, 50 00 

" I. L. Chestnutt, Stony Branch, 20 00 

" " J. L. Burns, Nash Mission, 20 83 

" H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y, 15 00 

" " " " Postage, Stationery, 5 40 

" " " Williamston Mission, 14 58 $ 1,229 17 

" 25 To balance on hand, 342 65 



$1,571 82 



1889. FOREIGN MISSION FUND. Dr. 

Oct. 26, To amount on hand, $ 2 80 

1890. 

May 20, To amount, H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y, 11 06 $13 86 

1889. • Cr. 

Dec. 10, By amount paid A. McLean, Cor. Sec'y, $ 2 73 

'• " " " " P.O. Order, 07 

May 20, " " " A. McLean, Cor. Sec'y 1106 $13 86 



1890. TO CHUECH EXTENSION FUND. Dr. 
Feb. 1, To am't rec'd. H. C. Bowen, Cor. Sec'y, for Church Ex- 
tension, $ 7 73 

1890. Cr. 

Feb. 5, By amount paid F. M. Eains, $ 7 73 



1889. TO FUND FOE EDUCATION OF MINISTERS. Dr. 

Oct. 26, To amount on hand, $ 52 43 $52 43 

1889. Cr. 

Nov. 20, By am't paid F. Sumrell, $ 25 00 

1890. 

Feb. 6, " " " W. R. Jinnett, for Education, 5 00 

Mar. 21, " " 

Apr. 12, " " 

May 20, " " 

June 13, " *■* " 

" " " " ** P. O. Order, 

Oct. 25, To balance on hand, 



5 00 




5 00 




5 00 




5 00 




35 


$50 35 




2 08 



$ 52 43 



1890. SUMMARY. Dr. 

Oct. 25, To total amount received, $1,645 84 $1,645 84 

1890. Cr. 

Oct. 25, By total amount paid out, $1,301 11 

" " " " balance on hand, 344 73 $1,645 84 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. STANCILL, 

Treasurer N. C. C. M. C. 



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MEMOIR OF HENRY DENNIS GASON. 



By I. L. CHESTNUTT. 



Henry Dennis Cason was born in Pitt County, N. C, June 10th, 1812, 
He was twice married. He first married Miss Frances Eliza Baldree of 
Pitt County, N". C, and to them were born twelve children, five sons and 
seven daughters. Eight (six daughters and two sons) crossed death's 
river before him. His first wife died in 1857, and in 1872 he married Mrs. 
Nancy Spencer of Hyde County, N. C. The second* wife died about one 
year before he died. 

In 1884 or '35 he confessed faith in Christ, was baptised by Jacob Utley, 
and connected himself with the Free Will Baptist^ 

He was set apart to the ministry, Jacob Utley officiating, in 1835, and 
remained in the Free Will Baptist connection, preaching when and where 
opportunity and circumstances would permit, until 1846. At this time he 
left the Free Will Baptist and came to the Disciples, taking membership 
in the congregation known at that time as Fellow's Chapel, Pitt Co., N. C. 
Soon after he connected himself with the Disciples he, J. P. Dunn, T. J. 
• and Josephus Latham held a meeting at Fellow's Chapel which resulted 
in adding more than sixty to the church. J. P. Dunn and he held a meet- 
ing at Rountrees and one at old Oak Grove, the immediate result of which 
was the conversion of more than one hundred and fifty. In 1848 he made 
a preaching tour through the counties of Wayne, Sampson, Johnston and 
Cumberland,- -but with what success I do not know. 

In 1851 he moved from Kookerton, Greene County, N. C, to Beaufort 
County, N, C,, and from 1851 to 1868 he preached for churches in Martin, 
Beaufort and Pitt counties. He organized the congregation at Beaver ! 
Dam, Beaufort County, N. C, and the congregation at Taylor's Chapel, 
Martin County, N. C, and others, the. names of which I 40 not know. 

He moved to Hyde County, K C. in 1868, and in '69 or '70 traveled as 
evangelist in the employ of the Old Ford Union Meeting. He preached con- 
tinually from the time he connected himself with the Disciples to within a 
few years of his death. As long as he was able to travel he was on time at his 
appointments. When his horse was needed on the farm he would often 
go on foot fifteen or twenty miles, carrying valise and books, to meet hisi 
appointment. Much of his labor was gratuitous, but he preached wheni 
and wherever he could get the ears of the people. He did not fold his 
hands and do nothing because a splendid salary was not offered. Souls 
were too precious for him to throw away his time. 



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He was a blacksmith, buggy maker and farmer, and by these occupations 
he made a support for himself and family, and preached the gospel to 
many who would not otherwise have received it. It is thought that he 
baptised fifteen hundred persons during his ministry. His educational 
advantages were very limited ; still he was very successful in evangelistic 
work. The educated and uneducated were reached by his plain, practical, 
forcible, logical and pathetic appeals. He possessed a power in prayer 
that few men are blessed with. Many who had resisted the strongest ser- 
mons were reached by his prayers and brought to the cross. Had he been 
educated and trained for the work of the ministry when he was young he 
would have made a preacher of more than average powers. He possessed 
good native abilit}', and understood well the facts of the Christian system 
as taught by the Disciples. His preaching was largely hortatory, and in 
preaching he spoke loud and rapidty. He was tl*3 first to turn Bro. J. J. 
Harper's mind toward the preaching of the gospel. After he had baptised 
Bro. Harper he said to him, "Now put that noble mind to work; go to 
preaching." 

He was of medium height, possessed of a stout, strong and well knit 
frame. His sympathies were very strong, and he was ever ready to help 
the suffering and needy to the extent of his ability. As he neared the 
river his faith in Christ grew stronger. The writer was with him in his 
death sickness, and he talked freely of those among whom he had gone 
preaching the gospel and of those true yoke fellows who had been his com- 
panions in travel. He talked of the Christian's home with the manifest / 
anxiety of one who had long been away from home and ready to return. 
He said his time of usefulness had ended, and at any time the Master 
called he was ready to go and be at rest. 

On the 16th day of Aug., 1889, he fell asleep in Jesus, at the age of 77 
years, 2 months and 6 days. The writer preached his funeral to a large, 
sympathetic audience. One by one they are being gathered home, and 
there now remains but two of the pioneer preachers of North Carolina — 
Bro. Gideon Allen who is at this writing quite ill, and our beloved Bro. 
Jno. R. Winfield who is with us to-day. 

Bro. Cason lived for several years prior to his death with T. E. Harris, 
his son-in-law, who with his wife who was ever faithful to her father, 
attended to his necessities and as far as possible supplied his every want. 

There remains a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn their loss. 
To them we offer our condolence. "He that believeth in me, though he 
were dead yet shall he live." John 11:25. 



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GIDEON ALLEN, Marlboro, Pitt County, 

STANLEY AYERS, Williamston, Martin, 

D.H.ADAMS, Pungo, Beaufort, 

J. L. BURNS Kinston, Lenoir, 

H. C. BOWEN, Williamston, Martin, 

I. L. CHESTNTJTT, New Berne, Craven, 

W. H. COBB, Whitaker's, Edgecombe, 

D. W. DAVIS, Washington, Beaufort, 

W. M. DAVIS, Roper, Washington, 

J. T. DAVIS, Ormondsville, Greene, 

C. L. DAVIS, Leechville, Beaufort, 

H. S. DAVENPORT, 

H. S. GURGAN,US, Long Ridge, Washington, 

J. W. GURGANUS, " 

W. J. GIBBLE, Beaufort, Carteret, 

J. W. HARDISON, Jamesville, Martin, 

J. W. HOLTON, Grantsboro, Pamlico, 

ISAAC P. HOLTON, 

A. J. HOLTON, New-Berne, Craven, 

A. C. HART, Johnsons' Mills, Pitt, 

J. J. HARPER, Smithfield, Johnston, 

Dr. H. D. HARPER, Kinston, Lenoir, 

M. F. H ASKETT, Columbia, Tyrrell, 

C. W. HOWARD, Kinston, Lenoir, 

N. B. HOOD, Dunn, Harnett, 

P. E. HINES, * Wilson, Wilson, 

J.S.HENDERSON, Pungo, Beaufort, 

G. W. JACKSON, Long Ridge, Washington, 

J. H. JOHNSON, Bentonsville, Johnston, 

W. R. JINNETT, Dudley, Wayne, 

AUGUSTUS LATHAM, Leechville, Beaufort, 

M. T. MOYE, Wilson, Wilson, 

J. B. PARSONS, Edwards' Mills, Beaufort, 

J. B. RESPESS, Bunyan, 

C.H.SWAIN, Roper, Washington. 

E. L. SOWERS, Harbinger, Currituck, 

S. W. SUMRELL, Grifton, Pitt, 

R. W. STANC1LL, Winston, Forsythe, 

J. W. TROTMAN, Hertford, Perquimans, 

J. R. TINGLE Dunn, Harnett, 

HENRY WINFIELD, New-Berne, Craven, 

J. L. WINFIELD, Washington, Beaufort, 

J. R. WINFIELD, Pantego, 

T. W. WHITLEY, Hunter's Bridge, 

A . O. WARREN, Edward's Mills, 

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CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

Norlli Carolina Clristlf|issioiry Convention. 

Article I. This organization shall be called the North Carolina Christian Mis- 
sionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread of the Gos- 
pel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds for other fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of Christ, who 
have been seriH by their respective churches or by an association of churches, as 
delegates to its annual Convention. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. All Evan- 
gelists are members of the Convention by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording Sec- 
retary. Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be elected annually and 
hold their respective offices until their successors are elected. 

Art. VI Each Congregation, belonging to this Convention, may adopt such 
method of supplying itself with regular preaching as it may deem most practicable. 

Art. VII. There shall also be elected annually five members, who together with 
the officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board of Managers, whose duty it 
shall be to carry into execution the work of the Convention. They shall meet on 
call of the President, elect their own Chairman and Clerk, and during the interval 
between the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body, employ evange- 
lists and agents, and direct them in their fields of labor. They shall keep a full 
record of their proceedings and make report through the Corresponding Secretary 
at the annual Convention, making such recommendations as they shall deem proper. 
Three of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice-President and Recording Secretary shall perform 
the duties usually belonging to such offices at the annual Convention. The Cor- 
responding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay them to the Treasurer, keeping 
an account of the same. He may also be employed as General Evangelist, and 
shall account for all sums paid him for services. The Treasurer shall receive from 
the Corresponding Secretary all funds, pay them out on order of the Clerk of the 
Board, keep an accurate account of the same, and make report at the annual Con- 
vention. 

Art. IX. The annual Convention may annually contribute a percentage of the 
funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Christian Missionary 
Convention, such per cent, to be determined by the Convention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Thursday before the 4th Lord's 
day in October, at such place as may have been determined by the last annual Con- 
vention. In case the Convention shall have failed to appoint a place, the Board 
shall select tlie place of meeting. 

Art. XL This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of all the 
members present at any l'egular meeting of the Convention, provided siich amend- 
ment shall have been first recommended by the Board, or a years notice shall have 
been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be known as 
Union Meeting Districts; and each district may choose its own method of work; 
and may contribute its collections for missionary purposes, or any part thereof, to 
the Treasxirv of the Annual Convention. 



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President — E. A. Moje, Greenville, X. C. 

Vice-Prest. — W. J. Crumpler, Washington, " 

Bee. Sec'y. — J. A. Burgess, " " 

Cor. Sec'y. — H. C. Bowen, Williamston, " 

Treasurer— W . H. Wilson, " " 

AY. H. Stancill, Washington, Us. C. 

T. W. Phillips, 

J. W. Hodges, 

II. A. Latham, 

E. T. Hodges, 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



NORTH CAROLINA 

Christian Missionary Convention, 



AT ITS 



Forty-Seventh Annual Session, 



HELD AT 



NEW BERNE, 

CRAVEN COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA, 

October 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th, 1891, 



WELDON, N. C.: 

HARRELL'S PRINTING HOUSE. 
1891. 



IMIIIsrTTTIES 

or THE 



North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention, 



This Convention met with the church at New Berne, 
Craven County, October 22, 1891. 

Prayer and praise by J. J. Harper. 

Address by the President. — The right words at the 
right time. He completely covered the ground in few 
words. 

W. J. Grumpier was chosen Secretary pro tern, and R. 
T. Hodges, Treasurer pro tern. 

Rufus Ford, pastor of the Baptist Church, invited to a 
seat. 

A. Latham was appointed Assistant Secretary. 

The President appointed the following committees : 

Finance and Statistics — R. B. Kinsey, P. II. Johnson, 
S. B. Taylor. 

Preaching — N. S. Richardson, G. LL Waters, J. R. 
Hodges. 

The list ot Churches was called, letters read and turned 
over to Committee on Finance and Statistics. (See table). 

The following committees were announced : 

On Nominations — IS". S. Richardson, Willoughby Jar- 
man, P. T. Massengill, R. T. Hodges, L. A. Mayo. 

On Education— J. L. Wintield, K B. Hood, W. R. 
Tetterton. 

On Evangelizing — W. W. Farmer, Fernando Ward, J. 
P. Sidles, S. B. Taylor, T. W. Phillips. 

On Temperance— 3. L. Burns, H. W. N. Smith, J. W. 
Barrington. 

On Ministerial Character — R. B. Kinsey, V. D. Allen, 
W. IT. Banks. 

On Examination, and Ordination — M. T. Moye, J. J. 
Harper, C. W. Howard. 

On motion, ordered that the following-named new 
churches be enrolled, viz. : 



Washington, Beaufort County, N. C. ; Kala, Princess 
Ann Co., Va, ; Alpha, Dare Co., N. C. ; Britton's School 
House, Beaufort Co., K C. ; Grifton, Pitt Co., N. C. ; 
Makelyville, Hyde Co., N. C. 

On motion, ordered that the church at Montgomery be 
stricken from the roll, as the name has been changed to 
Makelyville. 

Report of Board of Managers submitted and referred 
to Committee on Evangelizing. 

On motion, the reference of the report of Hoard of 
Managers, recommending a change of Article X. ot the 
Constitution, was reconsidered and made special order 
for Saturday at 10 o'clock a. m. The report of Board 
recommending that the Secretary and Treasurer give 
bonds, was reconsidered. Motion to adopt, lost. 

George Crenshaw, of Richmond, Va., was invited to a 
seat. 

Recess to 7:30 p. m. 

NIGHT SESSION. 
Sermon by R. D. Harding. 



FRIDAY MORNING. 

Convention called to order at 9:30 a. m. by President 
Moye. Devotional exercises by N. B. Hood. 

On motion, the name of Union Chapel, Beaufort Coun- 
ty, was changed to Athens Chapel, and White Hill, Beau- 
fort County, to Mary's Chapel. 

List of Lord's Day schools called. (See table.) 

Address by H. A. Latham — Origin and Progress of 
Sunday Schools, followed by L. A. Cutler, J. R. Winfield 
and several others. 

On motion, ordered that a committee ot three be ap- 
pointed to draft resolutions expressive of sympathy and 
respect for our aged and afflicted Brother, Peter E. Hines, 
now seriously ill. R. D. Harding, J. L. Burns, and D. 
W. Davis were appointed. 

Ordered that M. T. Moye be added to the committee. 

On motion, ordered that the President of this Conven- 
tion telegraph* the General C. M. C. — now in session in 
Alleghany City, Pa. — greeting and good will. 



" New Berne, N. C., Oct. 23d, 1891. 
To General Convention of Disciples, Alleghany City, Pa.: 
Christian greeting and God speed ; go forward ! 
By order of N. 0. C. M. C. 

E. A. Move, President." 

Recess to 2 o'clock p. m. 

L, A. Cutler, of Richmond, invited to a seat. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Convention called to order by the President. Address 
by Dr H. D. Harper— " Plea for Educated Ministry." 

C. W. B. of Missions and Ministerial Association held 
their meetings. 

NIGHT SESSION. 

Sermon by L. A. Cutler — " Mission and Work of the 
Church." 



SATURDAY MORNING. 

Convention called to order, Vice-President W. J. 
Crumpler in the chair. L. A. Mayo was requested to act 
as Recording Secretary. 

Committee on Temperance reported. Report adopted. 
(See report.) 

The special order .of business for the hour was taken 
up. A. Latham moved that the time of holding the con- 
vention be Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday after the 
4th Lord's Day in October. 

J. J. Harper moved a division of the question. Carried. 

The question, shall we change? was decided in the 
affirmative. The original motion as to time was put and 
was agreed to by a two-thirds vote. 

The place of holding the next Convention was then 
taken up. Petitions from Grifton and Rountrees were 
before the Convention. Grifton received the largest vote 
and was chosen. 

On motion, N. B. Hood and J. J. Harper were appoin- 
ted delegates to Convention of colored Disciples. 

On motion, the President was directed to appoint dele- 
gates to the Eastern Convention of colored Disciples. H. 
C. Bowen, I. L. Chestnut and J. S. Henderson were ap- 
pointed. 



Committee on Education reported. Report adopted 
unanimously. (See report) 

# Address by J. L. Burns — " Reflex influence of Mis- 
sions." 

On motion, ordered that the Recording Secretary, J. A. 
Burgess, be directed to have 2000 copies of the minutes 
printed and distributed, and that he be paid ten dollars 
($10) for his services. 

Committee on resolutions of sympathy for Bro. P. E. 
Hines reported ; report adopted and Secretary directed 
to send copy to Bro. Hines. (See report.) 

Committee on nomination of officers reported as fol- 
lows : 

W. W. Farmer for President ; II. A. Latham ior Vice- 
President; C. W. Howard, Corresponding Secretary; W. 
J. Grumpier, Recording Secretary; S. I. Wooten, Treas- 
urer. 

Other members of the Board : 

W. R. Tetterton, W. II. Stancill, T. W. Phillips, A. J. 
Moye, and Fernando Ward. 

Respectfully submitted, R. T. Hodges, Chmn. 

L. A. Mayo, Sec'y. 

Report adopted. 

Committee on Character of Preachers reported. (See 
report). 

Recess to 2:30 o'clock p. m. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Vice-President Grumpier in the chair. Committee on 
Examination and Ordination reported. (See report). 

Resolution to provide tor the maintainance of infirm 
preachers adopted. (See resolution.) 

A. R. Moore, of Richmond, Va., editor ot " Missionary 
Weekly," was invited to a seat. 

J. L. Winiield, editor of the " Watch Tower," was re- 
quested to visit Fayetteville, N. C, to ascertain the pros- 
pects for establishing a church at that place. 

Report of J. S. Henderson, Colporter, read and al- 
lowed. (See report). 

On motion, the thanks of this Convention are tendered 
the Hancock Street M. E. ; the Missionary Baptist, and 
the Ebenezer (colored) Presbyterian Churches for the use 
ot their houses of worship. 



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Resolution of thanks to citizens of New Berne adop- 
ted. (See resolution). 

On motion, the President was directed to appoint dele- 
gates to the A. C. M. S.. J. J. Harper and M. T. Moye 
were appointed. 

Committee on Preaching reported. (See report). 

Report of Committee on Finance read and adopted. 
(See report). 

NIGHT SESSION. 

Devotional exercises by C. W. Howard. Address by 
W. S. Stallings, Secretary and Treasurer Society of 
Christian Endeavor. 

In answer to an appeal from A. R, Moore, $391.74 was 
pledged for the C. W. B. M. to aid the Winston Mission. 

Officers elect of C. W. B. M. reported. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



BOARD OF MANAGERS. 

1. THE W>OKK : 

R. W. Stancill, reports: — 

"Immediately after the last State Convention, I visited 
Winston, and spent two weeks looking for a suitable lo- 
cation for a house of worship. A lot on West Fourth 
Street, in one of the best localities in the city, was secur- 
ed, at a cost of $1750; $362.50 has been paid, leaving a 
debt of $1387.50. Upon this lot a neat, cozy frame chap- 
el with a seating capacity of 150 has been built at a cost of 
$800, of which $300, is still due. The church was organ- 
ized with 29 members. During the year 17 have been 
added. During the first 8 months we held services in a 
hall, and at the Union Grove Chapel. 

The mission is in a healthy condition, and the pros- 
pects for future growth are nattering. The church has 
two years in which to finish paying for the lot, during 
which time the State Board ought to aid them in support- 
ing an Kvangelist. At least $700, will be needed* from 
source for that purpose." 

J s R. Tingle:~^"Number of days spent 172. Number 



of sermons preached 77. Pledges for State Missions 
$29.25. Cash for State Missions $80.33. Pledges for 
Dunn Church $157.50; Cash $176.71. Foreign Missions, 
$9.92. Baptized 6, received otherwise 10. Received in 
the general field $5. The church at Dunn, has been com- 
pleted and is now in a fine condition. They have a good 
prayer meeting, and excellent Sunday School. The 
church is a long distance from other churches, and needs 
the assistance of the Convention. I regard it as one of 
our most important points, and earnestly ask the Board 
to recommend this as one place in need of aid." 

D. W. Davis: — ''Number of days spent in the field 95. 
Sermons preached, 130, Additions, 128. Amount re- 
ceived, not including lumber for Washington Church, 
$181.81. Soon after last convention we began to get to- 
gether the lumber for building a house of worship in 
Washington, N C. The house is now inclosed — a frame 
building 40X60 — and the wood work is neariug comple- 
tion. We have organized a congregation with 60 mem- 
bers. They will meet in a hall until the church is ready 
for use. As all my work has been away from Washing- 
ton, duriugthe past year, the work there has necessarily 
been slow. The brethren have decided to have preaching 
every Lord's day for another year, provided however, 
they can get the necessary help. If there is a place in 
the State with prospects sufficient to justify help, it is 
surely this. With the assistance of three hundred dollars 
for another year, they will be able to complete their house, 
and employ a man all his time, which will be absolutely 
necessary, in order to insure success." 

H. C. Bowen: — u The house of worship at Williamston, 
was dedicated in November. Enough was raised to re- 
duce the debt to $150, which is partly provided for by 
subscriptions. The membership is small, and needs help 
in securing preaching at least monthly. 

Jamesville has made some progress, but still owes 
about $50 on the house. Roanoke Chapel has been en- 
closed, and is being used. The church asks for aid in 
having monthly preaching while they complete the house. 
Robbins' School House was transferred to Bro. M. T. 
Move, who reports regarding that part of the work." 

M. T. Moye: — "I have preached monthly at Robbins' 
School House, beginning on 4th, Lord's day in January. 
Bros, Burns and Cobb, each preached once, Twenty- 



eight days were given to the work. Whilst the outlook 
for a house of worship is not encouraging, this little faith- 
ful band appeals strongly to the Convention for continued 
help." 

J. R. Winfield: — "I have preached for Sinclair's Creek 
Church for nine months. Three have been baptized. 
Prospects are better than when I began. They hoped to 
complete the building during another year. The amount 
which the church will pay is not sufficient to secure 
preaching." 

J. T. Davis: — "I would recommend that the Board con- 
tinue the work at Bethany. They have a good house 
for the place, if it were finished, which can be done at a 
small cost. The membership is very small." 

F. P. Arthur: — has made no general report of his work 
in Asheville. The General Board has assisted the church 
and the State Board in sustaining him. He served five 
months, from March 1st, to August 1st, since which time 
there has been no preaching. The church property was 
heavily in debt, and has been sold on that account. A 
few thousand dollars are left on hand after settling all 
debts, and efforts are being made to secure a place of 
worship free from debt. 

J. S. Henderson: — "For the nine months spent in 
the employ of the State Convention, I report as 
follows: — Days spent in the work, 176. Number of 
places where I preached, 41. Number of sermons and 
addresses, 104. Received for my own support $42.70; for 
State Missions, $6.10, for books $252.40." There have 
been added to the church under my labors, 43. I have 
organized two prayer meetings and two Sunday schools 
and during my work at Christian Chapel, a new house of 
worship has been built. I think it important to continue 
the work of a colporter." 

On November 6th, Bro. W. 0. Winfield was elected 
State Evangelist, but declined to serve. No one else has 
been elected, as we have not been able to secure the man 
or the means. The Old Ford and the Albemarle combin- 
ed to form the Roanoke Union, as recommended by the 
Convention, and has aided much in building at William* 
ston, and Washington. In July the Board appointed 
a committee to form the Piedmont Union, which was 
clone in September. All the Unions are actively engaged 
in building. Efforts have been made to equally divide 



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the attendance of the preachers. Eesults have been 
favorable. The Cor. Sec'y spent two weeks in the field 
in special efforts to increase the funds, and explain the 
work being done. Results were satisfactory, but it was 
not thought prudent to continue the efforts 13ro. M. T. 
Moye has been appointed to prepare an obituary of our 
brother, Gideon Allen, to present to the Convention on 
Lord's day morning. While busily and earnestly engag- 
ed in the work of the day, we would pause to ponder upon 
the sainted memory of those faithful soldiers who have 
gone up to join the ranks of the redeemed. 

2. THE FINANCES. 

Of the $2,000 which we started out to raise, we have 
received in round numbers from: 

The Churches, $325 

" Sunday Schools, „ 75 

" Six Year Pledges, 275 

" Winston Pledges,.... 250 

Total receipts to Oct. 15th, 1891, $925. 

There are pledges now due. 

Prom the Churches, $200 

" *' S. Schools 25 

" " Winston Pledges, 75 

" " Six Year Pledges, 500 

Total Pledges due Oct. 15th, 1891, .... $800 
After meeting all obligations, we hope to have some 
money with which to begin the work of a new year. 
The apportionment has worked well, 

3. KECOMMENDATIONS. 

The Board recommends as follows: — 

1. That Article X. of the Constitution be so changed 
that the Convention be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and 
Thursda}' after fourth Lord's day in October. 

2. That Article VIII be amended, requiring the Cor- 
responding Secretary to give bond in the sum of $200, and 
the Treasurer to the amount of $1,000. 

3. That the work of the Colporter be continued. 

4. That Ave continue aid, in sustaining preaching in 
Winston; in the Williamston Mission, (Roanoke Chapel, 
Jamesville and Williamston,) to Bobbins' School House; 



to Dunn; to Washington; to St. Clair's Creek; to Bethany, 
Craven Comity. 

5. That the Churches and Sunday Schools he request- 
ed to contribute to Home and Foreign Missions and 
Church Extension. 

6. That the churches take an active interest in Minis- 
terial Education, and give liberally to that fund. 

7. That we donate to the General C. M., Convention, 
one per cent, of all funds raised for State Missions during 
the year now closing. 

8. That each church he requested to give one month's 
time of their regular preacher to State Evangelizing. 

COMMITTEE ON EVANGELIZING. 

We, your committee on evangelizing beg leave to sub- 
mit the following report. 

1st. We recommend that we renew our efforts to 
raise $2,000 for State Missions, and that all amounts given 
or pledged be included. 

2nd, That Bro. R. W. Stancill be appointed State 
Evangelist to do Sunday School and Mission work in 
North Carolina, and at the request of the C. W. B. M., 
to organize auxiliaries in the churches, and that we con- 
tribute towards his support $800. 

3rd, That 1he Convention give to Winston Mission for 
preaching $200, and that we ask the General Board to 
give $200. Bro. li. W. Stancill, having resigned, and by 
the request of the Winston delegation we recommend 
Bro. H. C. Bo wen, in his stead. 

4. That we give to Washington Church for preaching, 
$200. ' 

5. That we give Williamston Mission $200, embracing 
Williamston, Jamesville and Roanoke Chapel, and that 
J. R. Tingle, by request ot the delegates, be the Evangel- 
ist for that field. 

6. That we give Dunn for preaching $200 during the 
ensuing year. 

7. That Bobbins' School House, Nash County; Sinclair's 
Creek, Beaufort County ; Bethany, Craven County, and 
Grantsboro, Pamlico County, be given aid through the 
State Evangelist. 

8. That Fairfield, Hyde County; Pollocksville, Jones 
County, and Grifton, Pitt County, be given each $50, and 



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Britton's School House, Beaufort County, $25 for preach- 
ing. 

9. That recommendations t>, 6, 7, and 8 of the Board 
of Managers be adopted and made a part of this report, 
and that recommendation 8 be amended by adding: 
" That the actual expenses of the preachers thus sent be 
paid by the State Convention, and all funds received by 
them be reported to the Board ot Managers." 

10. We recommend that a colporter be put in the field 
as early as practicable. 

Respectfully submitted. W. W. Farmer, Chm'n. 
Fernando Ward, S. B. Taylor, T. W. Phillips, John P. 

Skiles. 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, the Committee on Temperance, expressive of the 
sentiment of the Convention, beg leave to report: The 
great evil of Intemperance that curses both Church and 
State, calls for the emphatic condemnation of lovers of 
humanity; therefore, 

Resolved, That the preachers, elders, deacons, and 
the entire membership, use all honorable means to sup- 
press the sale, manufacture and use as a beverage, all in- 
toxicating liquors 

J L. Burns, II. W. K Smith, J. C. Barrington. 

COxMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS OF SYMPATHY FOR P. E. HINES. 

Whereas, It having been brought to the knowledge 
of this Convention that Elder Peter E. Hines, the most 
aged minister of our body in the State, is now lying criti- 
cally ill in the town of Wilson, N. C, therefore, be it 

Resolved. That the brotherhood here' in Convention as- 
sembled send greeting to our afflicted brother and fellow 
laborer in the vineyard of the Lord, our warmest sym- 
pathy and Christian affection, with the assurance that his 
life of labor and love in the cause of the Master is highly 
esteemed and will be gratefully remembered. 

New Berne, K C, Oct. 24th, 1891. 
K. D. Harding, J. L. Burns, D. W. Davis, M. T. Move. 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL CHARACTER. 

Your Committee on Ministerial Character report, after 
thoroughly exhausti ug every source of information that 



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could come before us : We find nothing detrimental to 
the character of any of our ministers. Respectfully sub- 
mitted. 

E. B. Kinsey, V. D. Allen, W. H. Banks, Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION AND ORDINATION. 

Your Committee on Examination and Ordination ask 
to report that while there are a number of young brethren 
preparing for the ministry who are already doing accep- 
table service, and who give evidence of greater usefulness, 
still there are no applications for our consideration. 

M. T. Moye, J. J. Harper, C. W. Howard. 

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

We, the Committee on Education, after mature de- 
liberation, beg leave to submit the following report: 

Whereas, The subject of establishing a school under 
the auspices ot the Disciples in North Carolina has from 
time to time engaged the attention of our annual conven- 
tion. Committees have been appointed and resolutions 
have been adopted, but nothing tangible has ever been in- 
augurated. 

Whereas, The imperative necessity for a school in 
harmony with pure Apostolic Christianity is recognized 
as being essential to our future success as a people, 
therefore, 

Resolved, 1. That the President of this Convention 
appoint a board of trustees, consisting of fifteen repre- 
sentative brethren, who are authorized to advertise and 
otherwise bring the matter belore the friends of edu- 
cation throughout- the State 

2. The board ot trustees shall entertain bids or proposi- 
tions looking to the location of the school, and are em- 
powered to locate the site, erect necessary buildings and 
exercise general supervision over the school. 

3. That all our Evangelists are requested to bring the 
matter before their respective congregations and agitate 
the question, both privately and "publicly, and seek to 
secure unity of action and hearty co-operation to found 
an institution of learning that will be the pride and glory 
of us as a people. 

In compliance with the above, the President appointed 
the following-named Board of Trustees : J. C. Bishop, 



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Hyde County ; T. J, Basnight, Washington County ; W. 
H. Wilson, Martin County; J. L. Winfielcl, Beaufort 
County ; Fernando Ward, Pitt County ; John Pierce, 
Pitt County ; R, A. L. Carr, Greene County ; Noah 
Rouse, Lenoir County ; S. B. Taylor, Onslow County ; 
W. B. Isler, Jones County ; Alfred (J-askins, Craven 
County ; J. B. Martin, Pamlico County; W. W. Farmer, 
Wilson County ; K B. Hood, Harnett County ; T. C. 
Davis, Johnston County. 

FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

We, your Committee on Finance, respectfully submit 
the following report : 

The am't for State Missions from the churches,___$170.29 

" Sunday Schools,.. 10.25 

Minute Fund 76.96 

Collection on Friday night for Mission Fund, 57.21 

Foreign Missions, 11.55 

Educating Ministers, 6.00 

Total $332.26 

R. B. Kinsey, S. B. Taylor, P. H. Johnson. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



W. II. Wilson, Treasurer. 

In account with the North Carolina Christian Missionary 
Convention. 

1890. TO STATE MISSION FUND. Dr. 

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Oct. 24 Paid J. R. Winfield, Aug , Sept., Oct__ 9 00 

R. W. Stancill, July 41 66 

M. T. Moye, July, Au^. and Sept., 25 00 

J. T. Davis, 4th quarter 6 25 

D. W. Davis for August 16 66 

R. W. Standi], u 41 66 

D.W.Davis, " 16 67 

J. R. Tingle, for September „ 20 00 

R. W. Sfancill, " 41 66 

H. C. Bow-en, " 16 66 

October 16 66 

Minute Fund on band $82 96 

Mission Fund on band 52 07 



Total* 



,506 18 



1890. TO WINSTON FUND. Dr. 

Oct. 31, Toam'trec'df'mH.C.Bowen,Cor.Sec._$180 00 

1891. 

Mar. 9, " " " " __ 2 08 

Ap'l 10, " " " " _. 48 00 



May 7, 



1890. 
Dec. 11, 

1891. 

Jan, 9, 
Feb'y 5, 
Mar. 5, 
Ap'l 10, 

May 7, 

1890. 
Oct. 28, 
Dec. 12, 

1891. 
Oct. 24, 



Cr. 



.. 15 00 



$245 08 



Byam'tp'dR.W.Stancill,Nov.$41 66 

" Dec. 41 66 

" Jan. 41 67 

Feb. 41 66 

" Mar. 41 66 

" part of 

salary for April 36 77— $245 08 

TO EDUCATIONAL FUND. Dr. 

To am't from former Treasurer $2 08 

By am't paid H, C. Bowen, Secretary 

Min. Assoc'n $2 08 

SUMMAKY. Dr. 

To total amount received, $1,763 34 $1,753 34 

Cr. 
By total amount paid out, $1,618 31 

Balance on hand 135 03— $1,753 34 

Respectfully submitted, 

Fernando Ward, Treas. pro tern. 



16 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS, 

That the thanks of this convention be extended to the 
Officers, for the impartial and dignified manner in which 
they have discharged their duties. Also to the citizens 
of New Berne, who, have opened their hearts and homes, 
and have entertained the convention in so handsome a 
manner, 

RESOLUTION CONCERNING INFIRM PREACHERS. 

Resolved, That each church belonging to the convention 
is requested to make one special collection during the 
convention year, the same to be set apart for our aged 
and infirm preachers. 

COMMITTEE ON PREACHING. 

Your committee on preaching beg leave to submit the 
following report; Church of Christ at 11 a. m., Sunday, 
A. R. Moore; at 7:30 p. m., L. A. Cutler, Hancock St., 
M, E. Church; at 11 a. m., EL C. Bowen, at 7:30 p. m.; 
C. W. Howard, Baptist Church at 11 a. m.; L. A. Cut- 
ler, at 7:30 p. m.; A. R, Moore, Ebenezer Pres. Church, 
11 a. m.; J. L. Burns. 

LIST OF PREACHERS WITH THEIR POST OFFICES. 
NAMES. POST OFFICES. COUNTIES. 

Ayers, Stanley Williamston Martin "$, C. 

Adams,!). H Pungo Beaufort " 

Burns, J. L 

Bowen, H. C Winston Forsythe __ " 

Chestnut, I. C New Berne Craven " 

Cobb, W. H Whitakers .. Edgecombe, " 

Davis, D. W Washington Beaufort " 

Davis, W. M Roper Washi'gton, " 

Davis, J. T Ormondsville Greene " 

Davis, C. L Leech ville Beaufort " 

Davenport, H. S " " < — " 

Gurganus, H. S Long Ridge Washi'gton, " 

Gurcranus, J. W:„_ " " " 

Gibble, W. J Beaufort Carteret. ___ " 

Hardison, J. W Jamesville Martin " 

Holton, J. W . Grantsboro Pamlico " 

Holton, Isaac P " " — _ " 

Holton, A. J New Berne Craven " 



17 

Hart, A. C___ Johnson's Mills__Pitt K C. 

Harper, J. J Snrithfield Johnston __ " 

Harper, Dr. H. D Kinston Lenoir. ____ " 

Hasket, M. F Washington Beautort___ " 

Howard, C. W Kinston Lenoir " 

Hood, N. B___ r Dunn Harnett " 

Henderson, J. S Mineola Beaufort " 

Jackson, G. W Long Ridge Washi'gton, " 

Johnson, J. II Bentonsville Johnston " 

Jinnett, W. R Bethany W.Va 

Latham, Augs Washington Beaufort 1ST, C. 

Moye, M. T Wilson Wilson — — " 

Parsons, J. B Edwards Mills Beaufort " 

Respess, J. B Bunyan " " 

Swain, C. H Roper Washi'gton, " 

Sowers, E. L Harbinger Currituck " 

Sumrell, S. W Grifton - Pitt " 

Stancill, R, W . " 

Trotraan, J. W Jamesville Martin " 

Tingle, J. R Williamston " " 

Winh'eld, Henry New Berne Craven " 

Winh'eld, J. L Washington Beaufort __ " 

Winh'eld, J. R Pantego " >_ " 

Whitley, T. W Bath " ._ " 

Warren, A. Edward's Mills.. " ._ « 

Wintield, W. Washington u __ " 

Wentz, A. C Roper m Washington u 



18 



MEMOIR OF ELDER GIDEON ALLEN. 



iM 



The subject of this memoir, Elder Gideon Allen, a citizen of Pitt County, 
N. C, was born on the 24th of December, A. D. 1817, and died January 
crd, 1891. _ , L 

In his 28th year, in willing obedience to the Gospel of the grace ofljoHr™ 
he was led to accept the Lora Jesus as his Saviour, and obeyed from the 
heart the form of doctrine which brought him into covenant relations with 
God, taking membership with the Free Will Baptists worshiping at 
Hffart's Meeting House, in Greene County, North Carolina. About seven 
months thereafter, in the month of June, 1846, he was regularly ordained 
to the Ministry by this denomination. Owing to inharmonious sentiments 
between him and his brethren, relative to secret societies, with one of which 
was identified, his church relations were severed, and shortly afterwards 
. uw united with the Disciples at Oak Grove, in the same County. When 
this congregation disbanded, he took membership with the Church of 
Corinth, Pitt County, where it remained until his death. From credible 
information, we feel justified in saying that his first preference was the 
Disciples of Christ ; but, to be with his wife, who had previously joined 
the Baptists, his convictions were subjected to pleasant family church re- 
lations, until the antagonisms which apparently sought to circumscribe his 
religious liberty urged him to withdraw. 

His baptism and ordination being satisfactory to the Disciples, his minis- 
terial functions were endorsed and his name placed on the roll of ministers 
at the next General Conference. During the remainder of his long and 
useful life, with the exception of a few years previous to his demise, he 
was actively engaged, either as Pastor, District Evangelist, or State Evan- 
gelist. To the last position he was appointed by the Brotherhood in 1853. 
In each of these relations his labors were comparatively profitable and ac- 
ceptable, many being brought to the Christ under his ministry of the Word. 

Having been denied, through unpropitious circumstances, a liberal edu- 
cation in early life, this deprivation was always a source of deep regret to 
him ; but his earnestness and inherent ability, in a large measure, veiled 
this deficiency from the glare of critical sensoriousness, and the congrega- 
tions under his charge were usually edified and strengthened. In the early 
days of his ministerial life, unremitting toil was necessary to " Keep the wolf 
from the door" ; but the Lord's day after the week's labor on his farm, or 
at his trade, found him at the house of worship proclaiming the unsearch- 
able riches of Christ, until the down-grade of life admonished him of failing 
vital force. 



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19 



I 



Like all the pioneer preachers of North Carolina, a mere pittance of re- 
• muneration was meted out to him. To patiently serve was rigidly demand- 
| ed, hot to remunerate, a mere matter of elective choice. " You labor, and 
the Lord will bless you," was then — and is now to a large extent — consid- 
ered amply sufficient to supply all temporal and spiritual demands. That 
" The Lord ordained that they which preach the gospel should live of the 
gospel," was altogether a spiritual, and not a temporal provision. Even 
now, the practical application of this Scripture by the multitude within and 
without the church is practically ignored. 

The religious life of Elder Allen was marked by abiding faith in the 
Gospel of Christ as " The power of God unto salvation to every one that 
believeth," by devotion to the study of the Scriptures, and an unwavering 
confidence in the promises of God. " It is written " bounded his faith and 
established his hope. 

Without a doubt of his acceptance with the Father and the Son, his 
death was calmly peaceful and resigned. Like the Patriarchs of the Bible, 
he put his house in order, satisfactorily arranging his business affairs, and 
triumphantly fell asleep in Jesus, after a painful and protracted illness of 
several months. 

His wife and four of his seven children had preceded him to the grave. 

t " Gone to thy peaceful rest ; 
For thee we need not weep, 
Since thou art now among the blest — 
No more by sin or sorrow pressed, 
But hushed in quiet sleep." 
Wilson, N. C. M. T. MO YE. 



• 



.■ 



COIsTSTITUTIOlNr 



•OF THE- 



orflr Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 



Article I. — This organization shall be called the North 
Carolina Christian Missionarj' Convention. 

Art. II. — Its object shall be to devise ways and means for 
the spread of the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise 
and appropriate funds for other fields. 

Art. IM — Its membership shall consist of members of the 
€hurch of Christ, who have been sent by their respective 
©hurches, or by an association of churches, as delegates to its 
Annual Convention. 

Art. IV.— Each co-operating church shall be entitled to 
two delegates. All Evangelists are members of this Conven- 
tion by virtue of their office. 

Art; V. — Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice- 
JPresident, .Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, 
and Treasurer, who shall be elected annually and hold their 
respective offices until their successors are elected. 

Art. VI. — Each congregation belonging to this Conven- 
tion may adopt such method of supplying itself with regular 
preaching as it may deem most practicable. 

Art. VII. — There shall be elected annually five members 
who, together with the officers of the Convention, shall con- 
stitute a Board of Managers whose duty it shall be to carry 
finto execution the work of the Convention. They shall 
meet on call of the President, elect their own Chairman and 
£!lerk, and, during the interval between the annual meetings, 
111 all vacancies in their own body, employ evangelists and 
agents, and direct them in their fields of labor. They shall 
keep a full record of their proceedings and make report 
through the Corresponding Secretary at the Annual Conven- 
tion, making such recommendations as they shall deem 
proper. Three of the Board shall constitute a quorum for 
the transaction of business. " r $**H !£""$ 

Art. VIII. — The President, Vice-President and Eecording 
Secretary shall perform the duties usually belonging to such 
©Sices at the Annual Convention. The Corresponding Secre- 
tary shall collect all funds and pay them to the Treasurer, 



21 

keeping an account of the same. He may also be employed 
as General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums paid 
him for services. The Treasurer shall receive from the Cor- 
responding Secretary all funds, pay them out on order of the 
Clerk of the Board, keep an accurate account of the same, 
and make report at the Annual Convention. 

Art. IX. — The Annual Convention may annually con- 
tribute a percentage of the funds raised for missions to the 
Treasurer of the General Christian Missionary Convention 
such per cent., to be determined by the Convention. 

Art. X. — This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday 
after the 4th Lord's day in October, at such place as may 
have been determined by the last Annual Convention. In 
case the Convention shall have failed to appoint a place, the 
Board shall select the place of meeting. 

Art. XI. — This Constitution may be amended by a vote of 
two-thirds of all the members present at any regular meeting 
of the Convention ; Provided such amendment shall have first 
been recommended by the Board, or a years' notice shall have 
been given. 

Art. XII. — The Convention may divide the State into 
districts, to be known as Union Meeting Districts; and each 
district may choose its own method of work, and may con- 
tribute its collections for missionary purposes, or any part 
thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 



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COUNTIES. 


SUPERINTEND'TS. 


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J. H. Adams, 


M. M. Padgett. 


Pun go 


40 


3 


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9 


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H. W. Johnson 


T. H. Whitley, 


Pantego, 


60 


7 


66 83 


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E. S. Waters, 


D M. Wind ley, 


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51 


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J. H. liatleit; 


M. J. Sawyer, 


" 


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5 


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Geo. T. Tyson, 


W. C. Oden, 


Bath, 


87 


8 


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" 


J. D. Elliott, 


J.C. Oden, 


Hunter's Bridge, 


40 


6 


4 00 




" 


J. R Robinson, 


C. M. Robinson, 


Washington, 


25 


6 


2 00 


2 00 


" 


W. H. Stancill, 


Miss Bertha Hodges, 


" 


75 


11 


39 00 


12 00 


Craven, 


J. Griffin, 


Miss Mary C. Brewer, 


Vancebbro, 


49 


5 


50 




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E E Harper, 


G. E. Charlton, 


New Berne, 


98 


10 


30 75 


8 00 


Currituck, 


H. H. Harrison, 


L. M. Gallop, 


Harbinger, 


100 


10 


25 00 




Edgecombe, 


J. B. Latham, 


Miss H. Draughan, 


Whitakers, 


26 


4 


10 00 




Beaufort, 


J. J. Tunstall, 


J. W. Boyd, 


Edward's Mills, 


20 


5 


1 00 






W. U. Leggett, 


J. H. Bullock, 


Mineola, 


55 


6 






Hyde, 


A. R. Davenport, 


J. K. Voliva, 


Leechviile. 


39 


8 


3 64 




Harnett, 


N. B. Hood, 


P. T. Jfassengill, 


Dunn , 


40 


7 


18 36 




Jones, 


Isaac Brown, 


Man a Brown, 


Tuckahoe, 


50 


5 


6 00 




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A. T. Kem.edy, 


J. H. Loftin, 


Kinston, 


55 


9 


32 68 


2 50 


Johnston, 


C. M. Wilsou, 


G.W. Atkin, 


Wilson's Mills, 


62 


8 


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G, B. Rose, 


E. E Rose, 


Harpers, 


75 


10 


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Lenoir, 


Dr. H. D. Harper, 


H. E. Mosely, 


Kinston. 


85 


12 


38 63 




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W. (.'. Coward, 


F. L. Ives, 


Grifton, 


65 


8 


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Jos. Kinsey, 


Miss M. C. Rouse, 


LaGrange, 


45 


9 


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Martin, 


G. W. Hardison, 


L. P. Holliday, 


Jamesville, 


20 


5 


6 00 




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W.H.Wilson, 




Williamston. 


20 


4 


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Onslow, 


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Pamlico, 


J. B Martin. 


Isaac Lewis, 


Arapahoe, 


37 


6 


2 99 


2 00 




J. J. Brinson, 


J. C. Barrington, 


Baird's Creek, 


75 


4 


4 18 




Martin, 


J. W, Hardison, 


S. E. Hardison, 


Jamesville, 


27 


6 






Pitt, 


J. W. Respess, 


C. P. Gaskins, 


Gritton 




50 


6 


5 


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C. Sumrell, 


J. S. Gray, 


Keelsvi 


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40 


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IPerquimaus, 


T. R. (Jullipher, 


A. R. Bond, 


Hertfor 


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35 


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W. H. Knight, 


J. Jackson, 


Durant' 


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44 


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50 




■ Sampson, 


E. Johnson, 


Win Thornton,, 


Newton 


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60 


6 






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J. L. Tad lock, 


A. E. Brads haw, 


Faison's 


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45 


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1 Tyrrell. 


W. U. Vanhorn, 


B. L. Brickhouse, 


Columb 


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40 


6 






Washington, 




N. N. Bowen, 


Montice 


Ho, 


30 


4 


2 00 






T. J. Basnight, 




Scuppei 


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42 


6 


5 00 




Wilson. 


Geo Hackney, 


T. J. Herring, 


Wilsou, 




48 


6 


20 00 




Wayne, 


E. Godwin, 


W. D. Ingram, 


Cogsdel 




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260 


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425 2S 


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BOARD OF MANAGERS. 



President — W. W. Farmer, Wilson, N. C. 

Vice-President — H. A. Latham, _ Washington, " 

Recording Secretary — C. W. Howard, ^.Kinston, " 

Cor. Secretary — W. J. Crumpler, Washington, " 

Treasurer — S. I. "Wooten, La Grange, " 

W. R. Tetterton, Bath, K C. 

W. H. Stancill, Washington, " 

T. W. Phillips, 

A. J. Moye, . Farmville, " 

Fernando Ward, Greenville, " 



MINUTES 



-OF THE- 



Forty-Eighth Annual Session 



-OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 

Christian EQissioiiary (2onvei}tion 



■HELD AT- 



GRIFTON/ PITT COUNTY, -N. C, 

October 25th, 26th, and 27th, 1892, 



NA8H BROTHERS, 
K ANT) JOB PRINT 
GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 



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MINUTES 



-OF THE- 



Forty-Eighth Annual Session 



-OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 



Jtftsikft jlit&suntitru ^jtomretttton 



^ 



HELD AT- 



GRIFTON, PITT COUNTY, N. C, 

October 25th, 26th, and 27th, 1892. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



MINUTES 

— OF THE — 

NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY 
CONVENTION. 



This Convention met with the church at-Grifton, Pitt 
county, October 25th, 1802. 

Prayer and praise by J. L. Burns. 

Address of welcome by J. L. Winfield. 

Response by Dr. H. D. Harper. 

The President then delivered his address which was 
pointed and well received. 

Brethren D. H. Petree, of Central N. C, M. D. Adams, 
returned missionary from India, and C. C. Smith, Cor. 
Secretary of Negro education and evangelization, were in- 
troduced and invited to seats in the Convention. All these 
brethren responded in appropriate remarks. 

The President then took the chair, called the house to 
order, and appointed the following committee : 

On Finance — P. H. Johnson, S. H. Rountree, W. R. 
Tetterton. 

On motion, ordered that a committee of three be appoint- 
ed to re-arrange the program. Committee — J. J. Harper, 
I. L. Chestnutt, H. C. Bo wen. 

The list of churches was then called and the letters read 
before the Convention. 

The Convention adjourned until two o'clock. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Song service. Prayer by Bro. J. T. Davis. The Presi- 
dent announced the following committees : 

On Preaching— J. L. Winfield, S. W. Sumrell, J. W. 
Latham. 

On Evangelizing — J. J. Rose, I. H. Pollock, J. J. Brin- 
son, Caleb^Cannon, W. H. Stancill, E. A. Moye. 



— i— 

On Temperance — J. L. Burns, J. R. Tingle, C. C. Basden. 

On Ministerial Character — S. I. Wooten, R. A. L. Carr, 
G. H. Waters. 

On Examination and Ordination — M. T. Moye, J. L. 
Winneld, J. T. Davis. 

On Education — I. L. Cliestiiutt, Dr. H. D. Harper, H. 
C. Bo wen, 

Committee on preaching made the following report : .To- 
night (Tuesday), Rev. M. T. Moye at Salem, and Bro. C. C. 
Smith at the M. E. Church, Grifton. 

The list of churches was again called and several re- 
sponded. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until Wednesday 
9 :30 A. M. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

Devotional exercises by Bro. Thos. Green. Bro. I. L. 
Cliestiiutt delivered an address, subject — -"Shall we have a 
State Evangelist?" Quite a spirited discussion followed. 



WEDNESDAY MORNING. 

Convention called to order at 9 :30 by President Far- 
mer, Prayer by D. W. Davis. 

After again calling the list of churches, it was moved 
that the name of Britton S. H., Beaufort county, be changed 
to Sweet Home, Martin county. 

On motion, ordered that a committee including one mem- 
ber from each Union meeting district be appointed on 
grouping the churches. 

The President appointed the following brethren : Dr. M. 
W. Harper, Noah Rouse, J. C. Barrington, F. Ward, C. C. 
Basden, H. S. Davenport. 

Committee on preaching reported D. W. Davis to preach 
at the M. E. Church at 2 :30 P. M. Bro. C. C. Smith, of 
Ohio, delivered an address in behalf of the education and 
evangelization of the negro, whicl\was well received. 

Convention adjourned until 2 P. M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Convention called to order, President Farmer in the 
chair. Prayer by Bro. M. F. Haskett, 

Report of the Corresponding Secretary was then read and 
adopted. [See Report.] 

The Board of Trustees on education made their report 
which was adopted and the Board retained. [See Report.] 

Recess until 7 :30 P. M. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

Devotional exercises. Address by Bro. L. T. Right- 
sell. This was one of the most interesting features of the 
convention. It was pointed, historical and well receiv- 
ed, which showed that our people are heartily in sym- 
pathy with the educational movement in North Carolina. 
Brethren C. C. Smith, of Ohio, Joseph Kinsey, Henry 
Winfield, J. L. Winfield, I. L. Chestnutt, H. C. Boweii, 
and R. W. Stancill, made telling speeches in the interest of 
education. Carolina Institute was warmly and heartily 
commended. Kinsey Seminary received many high com- 
pliments from all the speakers. 

Sixty dollars was at once subscribed for the ministerial 
fund at the Carolina Institute. 

Bro. Henry Winfield preached at 7 :30 P. M. to a large 
audience in the M. E. Church. 



THURSDAY MORNING. 

Convention called to order at :30, President Far- 
mer in the chair. Prayer by Bro. J. B. Parsons. 

On motion, ordered that the addresses be limited to thir- 
ty minutes, followed by a discussion of five minute speeches. 

Bro H. C. Bowen delivered an address on "The Outlook 
in the Piedmont Section." The address was well received. 

Committee on grouping churches made their report. 
Adopted. [See Report.] 



At this hour the Convention adjourned for the Ministerial 
Association. President Burns took the chair and called the 
house to order. The usual routine of business was trans- 
acted and the Association adjourned. 

The Convention re-assembled, and on motion, ordered a 
departure from the regular program to take up the place of 
holding the next meeting. Washington, Athens Chapel 
and Bethany, Pamlico county, petitiond. It was unani- 
mously decided that the next session of the Convention be 
held with the church in Washington. 

Committee on evangelizing made their report which was 
adopted. [See Report.] 

The Convention ga\ r e place for the C. W. B. M. 

SESSION OF THE C. W. B. M. 

The C. W. B. M. held its meeting according to program 
with Mrs. S. R. Dixon, President, in the chair, and Mrs. 
John Tull, Secretary. 

Prayer by Bro. C. W. Howard. The President delivered 
her annual address. The Secretary submitted her report' 
which showed twenty auxiliaries, with an aggregate mem- 
bership of 4()0, and $290.25 raised during the year. 

The committee on nominations marie the following re- 
port : 

State Officers— President, Mrs. 8. R. Dixon; Secretary, Mrs. John Tull; 
Treasurer, Mrs. Clara Grainger. 

Managers — Misses Jane L. Burgess, Reba Griffin, Nannie Isler, Annie 
Taylor, Mary Pearce, Hattie I Weaver; Mrs. Sue Hackney, Mrs. Sue Hel- 
len Draugban, Mrs. Estelle Moye, Mrs. M. J. Stanley, Mrs. Delia Koonce. 

Delegate to General Convention — Mrs. John Tull. 

Secretary for Children's Band— Ky$. T. R. Rouse. 

Advisory Board — Mrs. Helen Kennedy and Miss Lillie Rouse. 

MllS. S. I. WoOTEN, J 

Mrs. E. A. House, - Committee. 

MlSS B. ROUNTREE, ) 

Committee on resolutions reported as follows : 

1. That we concur in the wise suggestion of Sister Christian to double 
our membership in the coming year, and that we pledge ourselves individual- 
ly and collectively to do all in our power to this end, that by personal ap- 
peal each sister in our several congregations be earnestly invited to attend 
the meetings of the auxiliary and to become a member. 

2. That we request the pastors and elders in this State to see that there 
is a working auxiliary in each church and that they insist upon the neces- 
sity of greater missionary spirit among the members of the same. 

3. That the members of the auxiliaries consecrate themselves to a closer 
study of God's Word. 



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4. To the end that the church of the future may be what God intended 
it always to be — a missionary church— we earnestly recommend that the 
organization and fostering of a ''Children's Mission Band" wherever there 
is a possible opening for one. 

5. That since "knowledge is power" we increase our power by extend- 
ing the circulation of our papers, The Tidings and Little Bull tiers at Work, 
and in every practical way disseminating missionary intelligence. 

6. That we recommend the preparation of a short article for publica- 
tion in our church paper setting forth our work. 

7. That without abating in the least our interest in home work, Ave 
pledge ourselves to aid in sustaining and extending the work in foreign 
lields. 

8. That our national officers, whose wise management we gratefully 
acknowledge, may be permitted greater freedom of action in directing our 
work. We urgently recommend to our auxiliaries more frequent and gen- 
erous contributions to the General Board. 

9. That we ask the Corresponding Secretary of our State Board for his 
hearty co-operation and encouragement of our work. 

10. That we join with the brethren of the State Convention in tender- 
ing to the brothers and sisters of Grifton congregation our most apprecia- 
tive thanks for their generous Christian hospitality, 

Mrs. F. M. D. Fairclotu, j 

Mrs. Clara Chestnutt, - Committee. 

Mrs. Helen Kennedy, ) 

The committee on future work recommended the follow- 
ing : 

1. That sufficient funds be pledged by the auxiliaries to keep an organ- 
izer in the field part of the time visiting as many churches as possible. 

2. That in all our work we ask the hearty support and co-operation of 
all the preachers and church officers. 

3. That the auxiliaries observe a C. W. B. M. day in public meeting. 

4. That a Band Secretary and an Advisory Band of two be appointed 
by the nominating committee. 

Mrs. Martha F. Latham, ) 

Mrs. H. C. Bo wen, - Committee. 

Mrs. C. W. Howard, \ 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Convention called to order at 2 o'clock by President Far- 
mer. The Treasurer of the Convention made his report. 
Adopted. [See Report.] 

Committee on Finance made their report. Report adopt- 
ed. [See Report.] 

Committee on the election of officers submitted the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted. 

For President — Henry Winfield. 

Vice-President — H. A. Latham. 



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Corresponding Secretary — I. L. Chestnutt. 

Recording Secretary — W. J. Crumpler. 

Treasurer— E. A. Moye. 

Other members of the Board : T. W. Phillips, W. H. 
Stancill, J. B. Respess, W. R. Tetterton, and L. T. Right- 
sell. 

Committee on Temperance submitted their report which 
was adopted. [See Report.] 

Report of Committee on Ministerial Character read and 
adopted. [See Report.] 

Committee on Examination and Ordination handed in their 
report which was read and adopted. [See Report.] 

On motion, ordered that M. T. Moye and R. W. Stancill 
be appointed a committee to ordain and set apart to the 
ministry Bro. Isaiah Carver. 

On motion, ordered that W. J. Crumpler, the Recording 
Secretary, be directed to transcribe the minutes, and that he 
have printed '2,000 copies and distributed among the 
churches; and that he be paid $10.00 for his services. 

On motion, ordered the money collected for aged minis- 
ters, be turned over to the Convention Board for distribu- 
tion. Amount, $24.88. 

On motion, ordered that a committee of three be appoint- 
ed to prepare a certificate of ordination for all ministers, 
now members of the Convention, as well as those who may 
be added in the future. This certificate to be signed by 
those who officiate in the ordination, and also by the Board 
of Managers. J. L. Burns, M. T. Moye, J. J. Harper, 
Committee. 

On motion, ordered that the expense of R. W. Stancill to 
Allegheny City during last Convention be paid. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



COMMITTEE ON EVANGELIZING. 

We, your Committee on Evargelizing, beg leave to submit the following 
report ; 

1. Regarding the work of our Master as our first great duty, and in 
order that the work may be carried on as it should be, and recognizing the 
fact that in order to carry on this work, it is necessary that His followers 
should contribute their means, we therefore most earnestly recommend 
that we unite our efforts to raise $1,250 for mission work in our State dur- 



ing the coming year, and in addition thereto the sum of $750 to pay the 
State Evangelist, should the Convention see proper to place one in the 
field. 

2. We further recommend that a State Evangelist be put in the field as 
soon as practicable, and that he be selected either by the Convention or by 
the Board of Managers as the Convention in its wisdom see proper. 

3. We recommend that the sum of $100 be given to the Winston Mis- 
sion, and ask the General Board to aid it as far as possible to continue the 
work at that point, and that Bro. H. C. Bowen be continued as Evangelist. 

4. We recommend that we give the Williamston Mission, embracing 
Jamesville, Plymouth, Williamston and Roanoke Chapel, $150, and that 
Bro. J. R. Tingle be continued in charge of the work at that point. 

5. We recommend that we give to the Dunn Mission, embracing Dunn, 
Wilson's Mills and Mill Creek, $150. 

6. We recommend that Elizabeth Ci-ty be made a Mission point embrac- 
ing Elizabeth City, Bethlehem, Berea, Powel's Point and Kala, and that 
we give them $100, and that Bro. W. O. Winfield be recommended to the 
work. 

7. We recommend that Greenville be made a Mission Point embracing 
Greenville, Corinth, Antioch and Mt. Pleasant, and that we give them 
$250, and assign Bro. I. L. Chestnutt to the work. 

8. We recommend that Bro. M. F. Haskett be requested to hold a series 
of meetings at Grimesland and organize a church there, and that we aid 
them to the extent of $50 for preaching during the year. 

9. We recommend that Free Chapel and Bobbins S. H. in Nash county, 
and Grantsboro, Pamlico county, be given aid through the State Evangel- 
ist. 

J. J. Rose, Caleb Caxnox, 

J. J. Brlxson, W. H. Staxcill, 

I. H. Pollock, E. A. Move, Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to submit the following 
report : 

Whereas, The manufacture, and use of ardent spirits are demora- 
lizing; a curse to society and a hinderance to the success of the gospel; 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, 1st, That we condemn the manufacture, sale and use of ardent 
spirits as a beverage. 

2. That all of our peachers be requested to preach a sermon on Tem- 
perance, setting forth the evils of the use of ardent spirits. 

3. That we ask the co-operation of Christians in abolishing the manu- 
facture, sale and use of intoxicating liquors. 

J. L. Burns, ) 

C. <\ Basden, :- Committee. 

J. R, TlXGLE, ) 

COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL CHARACTER. 

We, your Committee on Ministerial Character, after thoroughly ex- 
hausting every source of information that could come before us, find 
nothing detrimental to the character of any of our ministers. 
Respectfully submitted, 

S. I. WOOTEN, ) 

R. A. L. Carr, [ Committee. 

G. H. Waters, 



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COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION AND ORDINATION. 

We, your Committee on Examination and Ordination, submit the fol- 
lowing- report: 

1. D. H. Petree having accepted the care of the New Berne church, 
and being now one of us, that, when he furnishes to the Recording Secre- 
tary, commendation and recommendation from the church in which he 
holds membership, in conformity to the expressed action and will of the 
Convention, we recommend that his name be immediately enrolled on list 
(if preachers. 

2. That L. T. Rightsell and Thos. Green having been ordained and re- 
commended by their congregations, that their names also be enrolled. 

3. That Daniel Mimms, whose commendation is from individuals and 
not from the church at Pleasant Union, Cumberland county, we therefore 
decline to take any action upon his application further than to notif}^ the 
Convention of the irregularity. 

4. That Bro. J. S. Warren, who claims to have been ordained by a 
Baptist church in Maryland, that when he presents his credentials, or cer- 
tificate of ordination, properly authenticated, that his application will then 
be considered, as it never has been our custom to re-ordain ministers that 
come to us from other evangelical bodies or denominations. 

5. That brethren J. F. Bumrell, Theodore Harrison, and Thaddeus 
Harrison, being still young, we think it advisable to recommend that they 
continue to prosecute their studies for another year, and exercise their 
gifts as occasion may present ; and we do hereby recommend them to the 
favorable consideration of our brotherhood wherever, in the providence of 
God, they may reside or labor. 

G. Bro. W. B. Briekhouse having been previously ordained to the Eld- 
ership, that he be ordained as an Evangelist, or Minister of the Word, in 
accordance with the expressed will of the Convention, and be enrolled on 
list of ministers. 

7. That we do hereby recommend to the favorable consideration of all 
the churches, composing this bod}', that we hereafter have uniformity in 
the ordination and examination of ministers, according to the expressed 
action and will of the N. C. C. M. C. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

M. T. Move, j 

J. L. Winfield, - Committee. 

J. T. Davis, 



COMMITTEE ON GROUPING THE CHURCHES. 

We, your committee on grouping, beg leave to submit the following re- 
port : 

1. The two groups in' Hyde as arranged, viz: Scranton — Scranton, Mt. 
Olive, Makeleyville,and Fortescue's Creek; Fairfield — Fairfield, Middleton, 
Swan Quarter, &c. 

2. The Dunn group as arranged, viz: Dunn, Mill Creek, Wilson's 
Mills and Fayetteville. 

3. The Pamlico group as arranged, viz: Baird's Creek, Amity, Bethany, 
Dawson's Creek, Bethlehem, Grantsboro, Concord, Bay Creek. 

4. We recommend that the Greenville group be, Mt. Pleasant, Green- 
ville, Corinth and Antioch. 

5. We recommend that the Grifton group be, Grifton, Bethel, Hooker- 
ton and Eden. 



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6. We recommend that the Elizabeth City group be, Elizabeth City, 
Bethlehem, Berea, Kala, and Powel's Point. 

7. We recommend that the Onslow group be, Pleasant Hill, Tuckahoe, 
Christian Prospect, Richlands, and Union Chapel. 

8. We recommend that the WilHamston group be, AVilliamston, James- 
ville, Plymouth, and Roanoke Chapel. 

Dr. M. W. Harper, Noah Rouse, 

F. Ward, J. C. Barrington, 

C. C. Basden, H. S. Davenport, 

Committer, 



COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. ' 

We, your Committee on Financ-e, beg leave to report as follows: 
All money sent to this Convention has been paid over to the Correspond- 
ing Secretary, except the minute fund,. which amount is $83.48. 

P. II. Johnson, \ 

S. W. Rountree, Sr., - Committee. 
W. It. Tetterton, \ 



REPORT OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

We, the Board of Trustees, appointed at the last Convention to establsh 
an institution of learning, beg leave to submit the following report: 

1. We have agitated the question through the columns of the Watch 
Tower since our last Convention and solicited propositions from places that 
seemed desirous for the institution. 

2. We have received letters and suggestions to locate the institution at 
Wilson's Mills, Dunn, Grifton and Ayden ; but the propositions are not of 
such a nature that justifies the Trustees in accepting either place as a per- 
manent location. 

3. An Institution, known as Carolina Institute, in Beaufort county, six 
miles from Washington, has been erected since our last Convention. * This 
Institution is under the supervision of the Disciples, who are in sympathy 
with our educational work. The Directors have given us the use of the 
Institute free of charge. 

4. The Directors of the Institute with the Board of Trustees, have se- 
cured the services Prof. L. T. Rightsell, a Christian gentleman of fine 
scholarly attainments, who is in sympathy with all our church and educa- 
tional work. 

5. The Institute opened Sept. 20th, and already six ministerial students 
are enrolled and the outlook for more is very hopeful. 

6. We commend Carolina Institute to the Convention and to all our 
young men as being worthy of the highest recognition. 

7. We ask that the Board of Trustees be continued another year, dur- 
ing which time we believe it very probable that the Institution contem- 
plated by the Convention will be established. 

J. L. W INFIELD, 

< ho I r mini, Committee. 



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REPORT OF BOARD OF MANAGERS. 

The Evangelizing Committee in their report at last convention recom- 
mended that we renew our efforts to raise $2,000 for State mission work 
during the ensuing year. Through their recommendation the Convention 
assumed responsibilities to that amount. 

At the first meeting of the Board of Managers it was ascertained that the 
Convention was in debt for work done the previous year. The State Evan- 
gelist, employed by the Convention, was sent out among the churches to 
canvass for funds, and was continued for two months. Results were not 
satisfactory — brethren complained of scarcity of money, and the Board did 
not raise enough by this means to pay the expenses of raising it. The out- 
look for raising the $2,000 was not promising. The Board being embar- 
rassed, decided to curtail the work and lessen the cost. 

As the Mission points, with a few exceptions, were supplied with preach- 
ing by the Convention, and the State Evangelist was the only preacher 
who was employed for all his time by the Convention; it was thought 
Jbest to relieve him of his engagement and accept work elsewhere. Breth- 
ren D. W. Davis, J. R. Tingle, H. C. Bowen, J. L. Winfield, and C. W. 
Howard have preached respectively for Washington, Williamston Mission, 
embracing Williamston, Jamesville, and Roanoke Chapel, Winston, Grif- 
ton, and Dunn. 

The work done at the above named places, has been satisfactory and 
serves as a stimulous to our Mission work. 

FINANCE. 

We have received from the churches and Sunday Schools $620, but with 
this amount have not been able to settle with our evangelists as the money 
was due, nor are we able now. We hope that some arrangements will be 
made by this Convention by which our laborers may be paid, as they have 
done the work and need the money. On account of the scattered condition 
of the Board we have not had the consultation and co-operation necessary 
to insure success. We ask that this difficulty be remedied by selecting a 
Board more conveniently located for another year. 

CHANGES RECOMMENDED. 

1. We recommend that Article IV. of the Constitution be changed so 
as to read as follows: "Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two 
delegates. All Evangelists whose names appear on the list of preachers of 
this Convention are members by virtue of their office." 

2. We recommend that the following in line five, Article VII. be strick- 
en out: "Elect their own chairman and clerk." 

3. We recommend that one per cent, of the Mission Funds raised dur- 
ing the year now closing be sent to the G. C. M. C. 

4. We recommend, that, Fairfield, Hyde county; Pollocksville, Jones 
county; Winston, Williamston, and Dunn, Mission points during the past 
year, be continued; and Elizabeth City and Greenville be made new Mis- 
sion points. 

C. W. HOWARD, 

Corresponding Secretary. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 



S. I. Wooten, Treasurer, in account with the North 
Carolina Christian Missionary Convention : 



RECEIPTS. 

1891. 

Oct. 1. Rec'd from former Treasurer Minute Fund $ 82 96 

Rec'd from former Treasurer Mission Fund 52 23 

Rec'd from R. W. Standi for Winston 5 00 

Nov.ll. Rec'd from H. C. Bowen 25 00 

Dec. 10. Rec'd from C. W. Howard 60 66 

1'892, 

Feb. 12. Rec'd from C. W. Howard 29 61 

April 4. Rec'd from C. W. Howard, State Mission 47 78 

April 4. Rec'd from C. W. Howard, Foreign Mission 23 18 

April 8. Rec'd from J. R. Tingle 5 10 

Sept, 17. Rec'd from C. W. Howard 43 02 

Sept. 17. Rec'd from C. W. Howard, Foreign Mission 2 42 

Oct. 22. Rec'd from C. W. Howard, Corresponding Secretary 35 80 

" 25. " " " " " 100 00 

" 26. " " " " " 150 00 

" 27. " " " " " 109 37 

" 27. Rec'd from S. H. Rountree, Minute Fund 63 48 

" 27. Rec'd from C. W. Howard for aged ministers 24 88 

Nov. 17. Rec'd from C. W. Howard, State Mission 8 00 

Total $874 55 



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DISBURSEMENTS. 

1891. 

Oct, 24. Am't paid J. R. Tingle $25 00 

Oct, 24. " " R. W. Standi 41 67 

Nov. 11. " " H. C. Bowen 25 00 

Dec. 16. " " R. W. Standi 66 66 

Dec. 21. " " D.W.Davis 5 66 

1802, 

Jan. 29. Am't paid J. A. Burgess 20 08 

Jan. 29. " " Harrell's Printing House 34 50 

Mar. 29. " " D. W. Davis, Salary for Nov 16 66 

Mar. 29. " " H. C. Bowen, Salary for Dec 16 66 

Mar. 29. " " C. W. Howard, Salary for Nov 24 99 

Mar. 29. " " J. L. Winfield, Salary for Nov 4 16 

Apr. 9. " " J. R. Tingle 16 66 

Sept,19. " " C. W. Howard 4 75 

Sept,19. " " A. McLean for Foreign mission 25 60 

Oct, 27. '• " R. W. Standi 56 63 

Oct, 27. " " D. W.Davis 99 96 

Oct. 27. " " J. R, Tingle 99 96 

Oct, 27. " "J. L. Winfield 24 96 

Oct, 27. " " H. C. Bowen 83 30 

Oct. 27. " " J. R. Winneld, aged minister 10 00 

Oct, 27. " •• C. W.Howard 150 00 

Nov. 17. •' " R. Moffitt, Cor. Secretary, 1 per cent 6 42 

Nov, 17. Balance on hand Aged Ministers' Fund 14 88 

Nov. 17. Balance on hand Mission Fund 36 

Total $874 oo 

SUMMARY. 

Nov. 1 7. To total amount received $ 874 ^>o 

Nov. 17. By total amount paid out $ 859 31 

Noa. 27. By balance on hand 15 24 

Total..: $874 55 



LIST OF PREACHERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES.. 



Names. Post Offices. Counties. 

Ayers, Stanley Wi-lliamston Martin N. C. 

Adams, D. H". Pungo Beaufort 

Burns, J. L Oakley Pitt 

Bowen, H. C Winston Forsythe 

Brickhouse. W. B . . . Bay Washington 

Cliestnutt, I. L Snow Hill Green 

Cobb, W. H Whitakers Edgecomb 

Davis, D. W Washington Beaufort 

Davis, W M Roper Washington 

Davis^ J. T Ormandsville Greene 

Davenport, H. S. . . . Leechville Beaufort 

Davis, C. L Leechville Beaufort 

Gurganus, H. S Long Ridge Washington 

Gurganus, J. W Long Ridge Washington 

Gibble, W.J Bonus Jones 

Green, Thos Everetts Martin 

Hardison, J. W James ville Martin 

Holton, J. W Grantsboro Pamlico 

Holton, Isaac P Grantsboro Pamlico 

Holton, A. J New Berne (.'raven 

Hart, A C Johnson's Mills Pitt 

Harper, J. J Smithfield Johnson 

Harper. Dr. H. D. . . Kinston Lenoir 

Howard, C. W Kinston Lenoir 

Haskett, M. F Washington Beaufort 

Hood, N. B Dunn Harnett 

Henderson, J. S Edward's Mills Beaufort 

Jackson, G. W Long Ridge Washington 

Jennett, W. R Bethany . . . . West Virginia 

Latham, Aug Washington Beaufort N. 0. 

Move. M. T . Wilson Wilson 

Parsons, J. B New Berne Craven 

Petree D. H Now Berne Craven 

Respess, ,1. B Bunyan Beaufort 

Rightsell, L. T Washington Beaufort 

Swain, C. H Roper Washington 

Sowers, E. L Harbinger Currituck 

Sumrell, S. W *. Grifton Pitt 

Stancill, R. W Greenville Pitt 

Tingle, J. R Grifton Pitt 

Winfield, Henry New Berne Craven 

Winfield, J. L Washington Beaufort 

Winfield, J. R Pantego Beaufort 

Winfield, W. O Washington Beaufort 

Whitley, T. W Bath Beaufort 

Warren, A. O 

Wentz, A. C Roper Washington N. C. 

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OBITUAEY OF 

JOSEPH WICKLTFF TROTMAN. 

BY D. W. DAVIS. 



The subject of this sketch was born in Gates county, N. C, May 11, 
1835. At quite an early age he was baptized and became a member of the 
Missionary Baptist Church, his father being- a minister in that denomina- 
tion. He continued in the Baptist Church until about the year 1880, at 
which time he became convinced, under the preaching of H. C. Bowen, 
and others, that the Baptists were in error on several important points; 
severed his connection with them, and became a member of the church of 
Christ. 

Bro. Trotman held, that, it was not only inconsistent, but absolutely 
sinful, for one to remain identified with any religious body whose teach- 
ing and practice antagonized the Word of God His two principal points 
of objection to Baptist teaching were, what he chose to call "fatalism'' and 
close communion: These he exposed to the end of his earthly pilgrimage. 
"Tiro. Trotman was first married to Miss Margaret Madry, in 1855, to 
whom seven children were born. He was married a second time Jan. 11, 
1S70, to Mrs. Mary Goodwin; one child was the result of this marriage. 

Bro. Trotman received his education at Wake Forest College, and be- 
ing a man of fine intellect, he soon became a very successful teacher. 

He was set apart to the gospel ministry at Farmville, Pitt county, in 
18 S3, and for some time afterwards divided his time between teaching 
and preaching. The year previous to his ordination, he contracted con- 
sumption, which caused him to be comparatively inactive in the gospel 
ministry. However, he w r as a preacher of no mean ability, and did much 
to establish primitive Christianity in his own county, Perquimans. 

It was my pleasure to know Bro. Trotman for a number of years, and 
a part of the time very intimately. AVe were set apart to the ministry of 
the Word at the same time, and I preached for his home corgregation dur- 
ing '92. I visited his home monthly, and can say without exaggerating, 
that he was one of the most liberal, exemplary Christian men I ever knew\ 
His soul was filled with a desire to see the Master's kingdom cover the 
whole earth, and he labored to that end. We have known him time and 
again to walk six miles in the country, although in feeble health, to attend 
the services of the church and commemorate the death of his Lord and 
Master. 

He was a firm believer in the Christ, as the Son of God and Saviour of 
the world, and hence his word was not to be compromised. 

He did his last preaching in Martin county, during '91, at which time 
he lived in the town of Jamesville, and presided over the Jamesville High 
School. He was forced, on -account of failing health, to give up his work 
in Martin and 'return to his home in Hertford, Perquimans county, where 
he spent the remainder of his earthly lifer^^n the 9th of* September, 1892, 
he quietly fell asleep in Jesus, being at the time 57 years old. He leaves 
behind a wife, three children, and a host of friends to mourn their loss. 

Sleep on, brother, and take thy rest, and by and by we shall all meet 
to part no more. 

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CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



Art. I. — This organization shall be called the North Carolina Christian 
Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. — Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread of 
the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds for 
other fields. 

Art. III. — Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of 
Christ, who have been sent by their respective churches, or by an associa- 
tion of churches, as delegates to its Annual Convention. 

Art. IV. — Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. 
All Evangelists are members of this Convention by virtue of their office, 

Art. V. — Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Re- 
cording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer, who shall be 
elected annually and hold their respective offices until their successors are 
elected. 

Art. VI. — Each congregation belonging to this Convention may adopt 
such method of supplying itself with regular preaching as it may deem 
most practicable. 

Art. VII. — There shall be elected annually five members who, together 
with the officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board of Managers 
whose duty it shall be to carry into execution the work of the Convention. 
They shall meet on call of the President, elect their own Chairman and 
Clerk, and, during the interval between the annual meetings, fill all. vacan- 
cies in their own body, employ evangelists and agents, and direct them in 
their fields of labor. They shall keep a full record of their proceedings 
and make report through the Corresponding Secretary at the Annual Con- 
vention, making such recommendations as they shall deem proper. Three 
of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the. transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. — The President, Vice-President, and Recording Secretary 
shall perform the duties usually belonging to such offices at the Annual 
Convention. The Corresponding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay 
them to the Treasurer, keeping an account of the same. He may also be 
employed as General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums paid him 
for services. The Treasurer shall receive from the Corresponding Secretary 
all funds, pay them out on order of the Clerk of the Board, keep an accu- 
rate account of the same, and make report at the Annual Convention. 

Art. IX. — The Annual Convention may annually contribute a percent- 
age of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Chris- 
tian Missionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined by the Con- 
vention. 

Art. X. — This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday after the 4th 
Lord's day in October, at such place as may have been determined by the 
last Annual Convention. In case the Convention shall have failed to ap- 
point a place, the Board shall select the place of meeting. 

Art. XL— This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds 
of the members present at any regular meeting of the Convention; 
Provided such amendment shall have first been recommended by the 
Board, or a year's notice shall have been given. 

Art. XII. — The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be 
known as Union Meeting Districts ; and each district may choose its own 
method of works, and may contribute its collections for missionary pur- 
poses, or any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 



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TABLE OF SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



Counties, 



Washington . . 

Pantego 

Old Ford 

Haw Branch . . . 
Mary's Chapel 
A then' s Chapel 

Rosemary 

Edward's Mills 

New Berne 

Oak Grove — 
Powel's Point. 

New Lake 

Oneal's Chapel 

Armenia 

Tuckahoe 

Kinston 

Bethel 

SouthWest ' 

La Grange 

Dunn 

Mill Creek I 

Wiison's Mills. 
Poplar Chapel. 
Union Chapel. 
ChristianPros*t 
Broad (reek.. 
Concord. . 
Bethany . 

Timothy 

Kountrees 

Grifton 

Saiem 

Kala 

Concord 

Pleasant Union 

Sound Side 

Winston 

Long Acre 

Eureka 

Wilson 

Totals.... 



Superinten- 
dents. 



Secretaries. 



Beaufort W. J. Crumpler J. J. Whitley. . 

Beaufort J. H. Ricks P. H. Johnson. 

Beaufort H. E. Hodges.. Bertha Hodges 



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W. 0. Rowe... 

I.T. Elliott.... 



Beaufort :W. O.Eli 

Beaufort !w. R. < 'ay ton. 

Beaufort S. A. Culler. . 

Beaufort F. Wodard E. Woolard 

Beaufort A. O. Warren. . Belle Edwards. 

Craven J. S. Basnight. G. E. Charlton. 

Craven Wm. Griffin . . . C. F. Sutton . . . 

Currituck H. H. Harrison L. M. Gallop... 

Hyde D. B. Squyars. . C. I. Squyars . . . 

Hyde W. H. Oneal. . . IF. M. Bishops. . 

Jones D. W. Dudley. . J. H. Loftin 

Jones Isaac Brown . . Mana Brown. . 

Lenoir Dr.H. D.Harper H. E. Mosely. . . 

Lenoir M. J. Stanley. . Patti Rountree 

Lenoir J. I. Vanse J. S. Brown 

Leuoir Joseph Kinsey M. C. Rouse. . . 

Harnett jMcD. Holliday Allen Lee 

Johnson W. A. Rose ;E. E. Rose 

Johnson |T. C. Davis Susie Granger. 

Martin H. W. Mizzell. . L. P. Halliday. 

Onslow JGeo. Simmons. 1 

Onslow J. I. Brown M. D. Banks. . . 

Pamlico ;H. B. Molton. . R. C. Holton. . . 

. Pamlico J. W. Cary I w . N. Whorton 

. Pamlico U*. W. Brinson. J.C.Barrington 

. Pitt E. Stokes iGray Moore. . . 

. Pitt ' K.Worthinfiton H. C. Cannon. . 

. Pitt I A. T. Griffin. . . Jacob M'Cotter 

. Pitt | vi . w. Wiggins S. Wetheri'gton 

. Princes Ann, ValW. A. Franklin W. A. Rawls. . . 

Sampson |J. L. Tadlock. . G. W. Clifton.. 

Sampson G. B. Pose Wm. Thornton 

Tyrrell W. W..Vanhorn B.L Brickhouse 

Forsythe Dr. R. H. Jones T. T. Best 

Washington ... C. B. Latham. . A. L. Bowen. . . 

Wayne J. Godwin W. D. Ingram. . 

Wilson Geo. Hackney. T. G. Herring. . 



Washington.. . 

Pantego ! 

Washington ... 
Washington . . . 

Gilead 

Hunter Bridge. 

Bunyan ... 

Edward's Mills 

New Berne 

Vancebore 

Harbinger 

Leechville 

Scranton 

Kinston 

Tii'-kahoe 

Kinston 

Grifton 

Coahoma 

La Grange 

Dunn 

Harper's 

Wilson's Mills. 
Jamesville — 
Catharine Lake 

Richlands 

( )lympia 

Florence 

Baird's Creek. . | 

Coxville i 

Kountrees j 

Grifton 

Johnson's Mill, 

Creeds 1 

Faisons... , : 

Newton Grove 

Columbia. . 

Winston 

Monticello 

Cogsdell 

Wilson 



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BOARD OF MANAGEE8. 



President — H. Winfield, - - Newbern, N. C. 

Vice-President — H.A.Latham, - Washington, N. C. 
Recording Sec'ry — W. J. Crumpler, ; *f ' •* 

Cor, Secretary — I. L. Chestnutt, - SnoW Hill, 4i ;* 
Treasurer — E, A. Moye, - - Greenville, 44 *, 4 



T. W. Phillips, Washington, N. C. 
W. H. Stancill, 44 44 k - 

L. T. RlGHTSELL, ' 4 " 4 k4 

E. H. Whitley, »'• ■• k4 

J. B. Respess, - Bunyan, " ' 4 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



FORTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



North Carolina 

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION, 



Held with the Church at 



Washington,. Beaufort County, N. C. 



ON 



October 24th, 25th and 26th 1893. 



1-891. 

HARWELL'S PRENTING HOUSE, 

AVELDON, N. C. 



MINUTES 



OF THE 



FORTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE 



North Carolina 

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION, 



Held with thk Church at 



WaahinQton, Beaufort County, N. C. 



ON 



October 24th, 25th and 26th, 1893. 



f 



1894. 
HARRELL'S PRINTING HOUSE, 

WELDON, N. C. 



MINUTES 

"OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSION- 
ARY CONVENTION. 



Convention met according to programme : 11 
o'clock a. m., with the church at Washington, Beau- 
fort County, N. C., October 24th, 1893. 

Prayer and praise by J, S. Henderson. 

Address of welcome by D. "W. Davis. Response 
by H. C. Bowen. 

Address of President II. Winfield was full, lucid, 
and abounded in suggestions of love, as well as firm 
adhesion to a strict decorum in business during this 
session. 

The President took the chair and called the Con- 
vention to order. 

The following committees were appointed : 

On Preaching — J. A. Burgess, C. M. Robinson, 
D. W. Davis. 

On Finance — Fernando Ward, Asa B. Congleton, 
Henry Lewis. 

The list of churches was then called, and the let- 
ters read before the Convention. 

On motion, H. C. Bowen was elected Reading 
Clerk. 

It was moved and carried that the name of the 
church Beulah, in Forsyth County, be changed to 
Muddy Creek. 

The Convention took a recess until 2 o'clock. 



AFTERNOON SESSION— 2 O'CLOCK 

Song service. Prayer by Bro. J. R. Winfield. 
President Winfield in the chair. 
The roll call was continued throughout the list of 
churches. 



The church at Kinston petitioned for the next an- 
nual session of the Convention by letter. 

It was moved and carried that Alpha, Lenoir 
County, be stricken from the list ot churches, as 
there is no congregation at that place. 

The following committees were appointed : 

On Examination J or Ordination — Dr. H. D. Harper, 
C. W. Howard, Augustus Latham, Col. S. B. Taylor, 
J. C. Bishop. 

On Evangelizing — W. R. Williams, J. J. Harper, 
C. W. Swain, Benjamin Eastwood, P. H. Johnson. 

Ministerial Character — E. A. Moye, T. W. Phillips, 
F. M. Bowden, Jackson Brinson, H. T. Dunn, 
W. H. Stancill. 

On Nominations — John King, Dr. Hardy Johnson, 
S. H. Rountree, George Whealton, T. J. Basnight. 

Church Statistics — J. W. Smith, N. H. Hathaway, 
J. H Bell. 

On Nomination Beard Trustees Christian College — J, 
L. Winfield, E. P. Loften, L. T. Rightsell, 

The Committee on Preaching reported as follows : 
J. J. Harper, at 7.30 o'clock, to preach in the Church 
ot Christ, Washington, N. C. 

Convention adjourned to meet in evening session. 



EVENING SESSION— 7.30 O'CLOCK. 

Devotional exercises by Bro. D. H. Petree, of 
New Berne. 

Sermon — J. J, Harper, subject: "Dignity of 
Man." 

President Winfield in the chair. 

The list of churches was again called, and most 
all were represented either by delegates or letter. 

It was moved and carried that Springfield, Hyde 
County, be dropped from the list of churches, as 
there is no congregation at that place. 

On motion, the Convention stood adjourned to 
meet again on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. 

Benediction by C. W. Howard. 



Wednesday morning, Oct. 25th, 1893, 10 o'clock 
a. m. 

Convention met according to adjournment. 

Song service. Devotional exercises by Bro. H. S. 
Davenport. 

Address by J. B. Parsons ; subject : The Author- 
ity of the Convention. 

Discussion by Prof. L. T. Rightsell, J. L. Burns 
and D. W. Davis. 

It was moved and adopted that the address of J. 
B. Parsons be referred to a special committee of five, 
to be named by the President, to formulate plans for 
future work and government, and report to this 
Convention. Committee : Prof. L. T. Rightsell, 
D. H. Petree, W. M. Harper, J. A. Burgess, and 
S. H. Rountree. 

Address by Dr. H. D. Harper; subject: "The 
Ideal Minister." 

The Committee on Preaching made the following 
report : Bro. H. C. Bowen to preach in the Church 
of Christ at 7.30 p. m. 

Convention took a recess. 



EVENING SESSION— 7.30 O'CLOCK, 

Song service: Prayer by D. H. Petree. 

Sermon by H. C. Bowen ; subject : " Christian 
Growth." 

President Winfield in the chair. 

The Committee appointed at last Convention to 
prepare and report to this Convention a form of cer- 
tificate to be issued by authority of the Convention 
to each minister who may belong to this body, as 
credentials, report the following form as the best 
they can suggest : 

North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 
M 

Session 18__. 
To Whom it May Concern : 

This is to Certify, That Brother 

is a worthy disciple of Christ, and a regularly ordained 



minister of the Gospel, and is recognized as such by the 
Convention, of which he is a member, and we cordially 
recommend him to the favorable consideration and. earnest 
co-operation of the Christian Brotherhood wherever he 
may be called to labor* 

This October , 18 

, President. 

(P. 0. Address.) 

I! , Sec'y. 

____ (P. 0. Address.) 

Bro. J. J. Harper introduced a series of resolu- 
tions looking to a union of the Cape Fear Free-Will- 
Baptist Conference, which were adopted and or- 
dered to be filed with proceedings of the Conven- 
tion, and the iollowing fraternal delegates were ap- 
pointed by the President to meet with that body in 
annual Conference : J. J. Harper, J. L. Winfield, 
J. H. Johnson, and C. W. Howard. 

It was moved and carried that the President ap- 
point a Committee on Statistics at each annual ses- 
sion, and that all letters be referred to said commit- 
tee, and reading in open session hereafter be dis- 
pensed with. 

The church at Sandy Run applied for enrollment, 
and on motion was received. 

Bro. J. PI. Johnson having applied for enroll- 
ment with the list of ministers, on motion was re- 
ceived, and his name ordered enrolled on list of 
preachers. 

The church at Kill Kenny applied for enrollment, 
and on motion was added to the list of churches. 



7 
TREASURER'S REPORT. 



E. A. Moye, Treasurer, in account with the ET, C. 
Christian Missionary Convention : 

1893. DR. 
February 4. To Amount received from former Treasurer $15 24 

" 17. To " " " I. L. Chestnutt, Cor. Sec'y 42 07 

To Amount received from I. L. Chestnutt, Cor. Sec'y 16 50 

Amount received from I. L. Chestnutt, Cor. Sec'y 10 00 

Amount received from I. L. Chestnutt, Cor. Sec'y___* 4 75 
4. Amount received from I. L. Chestnutt, Cor. Sec...._ 8 72 

Amount, received from I. L. Chestnutt, Cor. Sec 10 80 

Amount received from Church and Sunday School at 

Washington, N. C. — 20 00 

Amount received from I. L. Chestnutt, Cor. Sec'y : 20 92 

Amouut received from I. L. Chestnutt, Cor. Sec'y__ 13 00 

Amount received from I. L. Chestnutt, Cor, Sec'y 13 00 

Amount received from I. L. Chestnutt, Cor. Sec'y___ 246 97 

$427 97 

1893. Cr. 

April 16. By amount paid I L. Chestnutt $4 50 

April 16. By amount paid J. R. Winfield 10 00 

April 16. By amount paid Exchange on Draft 15 

May 10. By amount paid W. J. Crumpler 36 35 

May 19. By amount paid W. J. Crumpler 21 25 

Sept. 28. By amount paid order in favor of R. W. Stancill 9 00 

Sept. 28. By amount paid order in favor of D. W. Davis 20 83 

Oct. 2. By amount paid order in favor of H. C. Bowen 16 66 

Oct. 6. By amount paid order in favor of J. R. Tingle 16 66 

Oct. 26. By amount paid order in favor of I. L. Chestnut 5 00 140 40 

Balance due Convention $287 57 

E. A. MOYE, Treas. 



March 


18. 


April 


16. 


May 


7. 


June 


4. 


July 


2. 


July 


6. 


July 


15. 


Sept. 


3. 


Aug. 


5. 


Oct. 


26. 



CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONTENTION. 

Art. 1. This organization shall be called the 
North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and 
means for the spread of the Gospel in North Caro- 
lina, but may raise and appropriate funds for other 
fields. 

Art, III. Its membership shall consist of mem- 
bers of the Church of Christ, who have been sent 
by their respective churches, or by an association of 
churches, as delegates to its Annual Convention. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be en- 
titled to two delegates. All Evangelists whose 
names appear on the list of preachers of this Con- 
vention are members by virtue of their office." 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, 
Vice President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding 
Secretary, and Treasurer, who shall be elected an- 
nually, and hold their respective offices until their 
successors are elected. 

Art. VI. Each congregation belonging to this 
Convention may adopt such method of supplying 
itselt with regular preaching as it may deem most 
practicable; provided, however, if any church or 
congregation shall call to its ministry a man of un- 
worthy character, or take any action that would in- 
jure the cause or hinder progress, then such church 
shall be adjudged disorderly. 

Art. VII. There shall be elected annually five 
members, who, together with the officers of the 
Convention, shall constitute a Board of Managers, 
whose duty it shall be to carry into execution the 
work of the Convention. They shall meet on call 
of the President, and, during the interval between 



9 

the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own 
body, employ evangelists and agents, and direct them 
in their field of labor. They shall keep a full record 
of their proceedings, and make report through the 
Corresponding Secretary at the Annual Conven- 
tion, making such recommendations as they shall 
deem proper. Three of the Board shall constitute 
a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice President, and 
Recording Secretary shall perform the duties usually 
belonging to such offices at the Annual Convention. 
The Corresponding Secretary shall collect all funds 
and pay them to the Treasurer, keeping an account 
of the same. He may also be employed as General 
Evangelist, and shall account tor all sums paid him 
for services. The Treasurer shall receive from the 
Corresponding Secretary all funds, pay them out on 
order of the Clerk of the Board, keep an accurate 
account ot the same, and make report at the Annual 
Convention. 

Art. IX. The Annual Convention may annually 
contribute a percentage of the funds raised for mis- 
sions to the Treasurer of the General Christian Mis- 
sionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined 
by the Convention. 

Art X. This Convention shall meet annually on 
Tuesday after the 4th Lord's Day in Oct., at such 
place as may have been determined by the last An- 
nual Convention. In case the Convention shall have 
tailed to appoint a place, the Board shall select the 
place of meeting. 

Art. XL This Constitution may be amended by. 
a vote of two-thirds of the members present at any 
regular meeting ot the Convention ; provided such 
amendment shall have first been recommended by 
the Board, or a year's notice shall have been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State 
into districts, to be known as Union meeting Dis- 
tricts, and each district may choose its own method 
of works, and may contribute its collections for mis- 
sionary purposes, or any part thereof, to the Treasury 
of the Annual Convention, 



10 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Art. XIII. All who contemplate entering; the 
ministry, and becoming members of the N. C. C. 
M. Convention shall be examined by a committee of 
five on examination for ordination, appointed by the 
President of the Convention, and duly ordained by 
said Convention. 

Art. XIV. Any church, minister, or member 
of any organization, taking part in the delibera- 
tions of the Convention, shall be subject to the au- 
thority of the Convention ; and any congregation or 
individual member who will not submit to the au- 
thority of the Convention shall be considered disor- 
derly. 

By-Laws. 

No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of 
the Convention as regards devising ways and means 
for the spread of the Gospel, ministers, individual 
members, and congregations shall be required to an- 
swer to the Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or indi- 
vidual members, contrary to the deliberations of the 
Convention, shall be considered disorderly. 

No. 3, In order to pass upon questions of disor- 
der, a committee of three shall be chosen by the 
offending congregation, minister, or individual mem- 
ber, and three others, chosen by the Board or Presi- 
dent of the Convention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be 
provided with credentials by the Convention, and shall 
not ask congregations to accept them without said 
credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and 
stamp with it all proceedings and actions of an offi- 
cial character. 

No. 6. The penalty of insubordination shall be 
suspension from the Convention ; but all possible 
moderation shall be used in deciding questions of 
insubordination. 



11 

The following resolutions, offered by J. L. Burns, 
were adopted. 

Whereas One of the chief characteristics of our plea is union ; and as the 
spirit of union is now pervading almost all religious bodies, and especially 
those of one Lord, one faith, and one baptism, and knowing that there is a 
body of people in our midst known as the Free Will Baptist; theiefore, re- 
solved, 

1st. That the N. C. C. M. Convention appoint a committee, consisting of 
three or five, as fraternal delegates, to attend their anuual Conference to 
solicit a like commiitee on their part to attend our annual Convention for the 
purpose of conferring with each other, looking, to the ultimate union of the 
two bodies. 

2nd. And that the two said committees formulate some plan for the accom- 
plishment of the object herein set forth. 

3rd. And that the ministers of the two bodies exchange pulpits occasionally, 
that all may be imbued with more of the spirit of that unity for which our 
Saviour so earnestly prayed. 

Committee to Attend Eastern Conference- S. F. Freeman, J. W. Smith, I. L 
Chestnutt, S. W. Sumrell. 

Convention adjourned to meet again on Thursday 
morning at 10 o'clock. 



THURSDAY MORNING— 10 O'CLOCK 

Convention called to order. Song service. Prayer 
by J. L. Burns. 

The Committee on Examination for Ordination 
report as follows : 

We, the Committee on Examination for Ordination, beg leave to report no 
ordinations to recommend. 

Report adopted and committee discharged. 
The iollowing resolution, introduced by Aug. La- 
tham, was on motion received and adopted : 

Resolved, That no one coming among us and claiming to be a minister of the 
Gospel shall be recognized, aided, countenanced, counseled or comforted as 
such by any member of this Convention, except such a one shall have produced 
good and properly authenticated evidences that he is in good standing, and of 
good report. 

The following report from the Evangelizing Com- 
mittee was on motion adopted and committee dis- 
charged. 

Your Committee on Evangelizing ask to submit the following report: 

1st. We recommend that this Convention while in session, or through its 
Board of Managers after its adjournment, secure the services of a competent 
man to go into the general field, both as evangelist and financial agent, whose 
duty it shall be both to preach the Gospel and solicit funds, publicly, and from 
house to house, to carry on the evangelistic work in this State ; and that the 
salary of such evangelist and financial agent shall be such amount as may be 
agreed upon between him and the Convention or Board of Managers, to be paid 
out of any funds so secured, 

2nd. That this Convention take steps to secure sufficient funds in cash or 
pledges, before its final adjournment, to liquidate its present indebtedness. 

3rd. We furthermore recommend that no new obligations for evangelizing be 
assumed until »U outstanding debts are paid. 



12 

4th. We also recommend that after the said indebtedness has been paid, as 
fast as funds shall be secured by said agent and evangelist, or from any other 
source, above the current expenses of said Board, they shall continue the evan- 
gelizing work as in their judgment seems best. All of which is respectfully 
submitted. 

W. R. Williams, 
P. H. Johnson, 
C. W. Swain, 
Benjamin Eastwood, 
J. J. Harper. 

The Committee on Nominations made the follow- 
ing recommendations for officers for the ensuing 
year. Eeport received and Committee discharged. 

The following were elected as officers and mem- 
bers of the Official Board during the ensuing year : 

President, J. L. Winfield; Vice President, Augs. 
Latham. W. J. Crumpler, Rec. Sec'y ; J. A. Bur- 
gess, Cor. Sec'y ; E. H. Whitley, Treas. ; W. H. 
Stancill, D. W. Davis, T. W. Phillips, 0. K. Stilley, 
II. A. Latham. 

Address by J. J. Harper; subject: "At what 
point should the line be drawn limiting the applica- 
tion of discipline to offending church members ?" 

Committee on Preaching report as follows : D. H. 
Petree at 7.30 in the Church of Christ. 

Convention took a recess for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION— 2.30 O'CLOCK. 

Song service. Prayer by J. B. Parsons. 
Trustees of Carolina Christian College reported as 
follows, which was, by motion, adopted. 

We, your Board of Trustees of Carolina Christian College, submit the follow- 
ing report : 

1st. We kept the subject of locating a college under our auspices before the 
brotherhood 18 months, and solicited propositions looking to the establishment 
of a school contemplated by the Convention. (_ | ^"j ) 

2nd. A meeting of the Board was called at Ayden, April 1& and it was de- 
cided to accept the proposition made by Ayden, which was $100 and 6 acres of 
land. 

3rd. A building committee was appointedj and work was pushed forward to 
completion. The school opened Sept. 18/ I & °\ %) 

4th. Prof. Rightsell, P. S. Swain, J. R. Tingle, Mrs. Rightsell, and Miss Mol- 
lie Winfield were chosen faculty of the institution. 

5th. The property is worth $1,500. 

6th. A purchase of five acres was made for $250, and we are indebted for the 



We submit the following recommendations: 

1st. That a Board of Trustees be elected by this Convention. 

2nd. That a financial agent be employed in the interest of the college. 

3rd. That a musical instrument be purchased by this Convention. 

4th. That Bro. J. R. Tingle be encouraged in his Bible department. 

5th. That means be devised to pay the tuition of all ministerial students. 



IB 

The report was adopted and the Committee dis- 
charged. 

Address by Professor L. T. Rightsell ; subject: 
"Schools and Education." 

The Committee on Finance made the following 
report, which was, on motion, adopted and commit- 
tee discharged. 

Minute Fund $58 44 

State Missions 98 58 

Salem, Pitt County, Sunday School 5 60 

Kitt Swamp Foreign Missions 1 00 

Free Chapel " *• 1 00 



Fernando Ward,) Mnance 

A. B. CONGLETON, > _ 

Henry Lewis, ) Committee. 



The Committee on Ministerial Character made 
the following report, which was received, and on 
motion adopted and Committee discharged : 

We, your Committee on Ministerial Character, beg leave to report that noth- 
ing derogatory to the character of any ministers upon the roll has been 
brought to the attention of the committee. Your committee also report that 
in the short spac^ of time which has been at their disposal, it has been impos- 
sible to make the investigation that should be made, as some reports that have 
come to the ears of the committee should be inquired into. We recommend to 
the Convention that a standing committee be appointed for this purpose, who 
shall be empowered to investigate all charges which may be brought against 
any minister, and make report to the next session of the Convention. 
Respectfully submitted. 

E. A Moye, T. W. Phillips, ) 

F. M. Bowden, W. H. Stancill, ^Committee. 

H. T. Dunn. J 

It was moved and carried that the standing com- 
mittee recommended by the above report be ap- 
pointed by the Board of Managers. The following 
report from the Treasurer was received, and on mo- 
tion was adopted, (See report.) 

The Committee on Nominations for Board Trustees 
for Christian College report the following names for 
the ensuing year, which were duly elected and the 
committee discharged : 

E. A. Moye, Dr. H. D. Harper, C. W. Howard, 
J. B. Gardner, Jesse Cannon, Caleb Cannon, J. R. 
Tingle, I. L. Chestnutt, John King, Rufus Swain, 
R. W. Smith. 

The Board of Managers report as follows, which 
was received, and on motion adopted : 



14 

The Evangelizing Committee of the last Convention recommended that a 
strong effort be made to raise $1,250, in order to meet the indebtedness of the 
year ending October, 1892, and to be able to begin work at some new mission 
points. 

It was decided by the Board, at its first meeting, that in consequence of the 
debt then existing, and a strong probability of small contributions from the 
churches during the year, not to undertake any new work, or to put an evan- 
gelist in the field until past obligations hadbeeu met; so the appropiations 
recommended for Duno, Elizabeth' City, and Greenville Missions were with 
drawn. 

Work in the Williamston Group was continued for awhile but the Board, 
learning that Plymouth, the missiou point for which the appropriation was 
made mainly, was not being served by the evangelist recommended, but by an- 
other, the apportionment was withdrawn . The other work recommended by the 
Convention has been prosecuted as best we could under the pressure of hard 
times. 

We have received from all sources to date, October 26 1893, $438.38; but this 
amount has been insufficient to meet the obligations of the Conveniton, and 
we earnestly hope that some means may be devised by which the present in- 
debtedness may be met, and the Convention enabled to begin the new year free 
from debt. -? 

1st. We recommend that a competent State evangelist be put in the field 
immediately, and that steps be taken to secure his salary. 

2nd. Tbat a Committee on Apportionments be appointed by this Convention. 

3rd. That the Constitution be changed by adding Arti le XIII, as follows: 
"That all who contemplate entering the ministry, and becoming members of 
the N. C. C. M. Convention, shall be examined by a committee of five on exam- 
ination for ordination, appointed by the President of the Convention, and 
duly ordained by said Convention " 

4th. That we recommend the following changes in the Constitution by add- 
ing Article XIV, as follows: "That any church, minister, or member of any 
organization, taking part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall be sub- 
ject to the authority of the Convention, and any congregation or individual 
members who will not submit to the authority of the Convention shall be con- 
sidered disorderly 

5th. That Article VI be amended so as to add, " Provided, however, if any 
congregation shall call to its ministry a man of unworthy character, or take 
any action that would injure the cause or hinder progress, then such shall be 
adjudged disorderly. 

6th. We recommend the following By-Laws : 

No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of the Convention as regards 
devising ways and means for spreading the Gospel, ministers, individual mem- 
bers and congregations shall be required to answer to the Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or individual members, contrary 
to the deliberations of the Convention, shall be considered disorderly. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a committee of three 
shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minister, or individual member 
and three others chosen by the Board or President of the Convention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be provided with creden- 
tials by the Convention, and shall not ask congregations to accept them with- 
out said credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp with it all proceedings 
and actionsof an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty for insubordination shall be suspension from the Con- 
vention ; but all possible moderation shall be used in deciding questions of 
insubordination. 

The church at Kinston having petitioned for the 
next annual session of the Convention, it was de- 
cided unanimously to meet with the Church of 
Christ in Kinston, F. C, on Tuesday after the fourth 
Lord's Day in October, 1894. 

Moved and carried that the Recording Secretary 
have a book of suitable size printed with forms of 
Certificates according to the form adopted by this 
Convention. 



15 

The thanks of the Convention were tendered all 
who aided in the entertainment of its visitors, in 
any manner, for their kind hospitality and unstinted 
courtesy. — Recess. 



EVENING SESSION— 7:30 O'CLOCK. 

Song service. Sermon by D. H. Petree ; subject : 
" Overcoming." 

On motion the Recording Secretary was ordered 
to print two thousand copies of the minutes and 
mail the same to the churches ; and that he be paid 
expenses for printing and mailing said minutes, and 
also allowed ten dollars for services of transcribing,, 
mailing, &c, out of the funds for said purpose. 

The church at Singleton's S. H. requested to be 
enrolled, and on motion was acoepted and ordered 
enrolled. 

The Committee on Statistics report as follows : 

Number of churches reported 74 

Total me mbership 6,9 1 8 

Lost during past year „ 251 

Gain " •' " 500 

Amount contributed for Minutes $53 24 

" paid for local work and expenses $8,683 28 

" " " missions and evangelizing 819 29 

Valuation of church property $25,650 00 

Number of Lord's Day Schools, teachers and officers 277 

" " Students 2,051 

The above report is very imperfect, owing to the fact that we had no statistics 
from many churches, and we had only a very imperfect statement from which 
to make up a report at all. Kespectfully submitted, 

Jas. H. Bell, 
J.W.Smith, 

Committee. 

On motion, report received and committee dis- 
charged. 

Moved and adopted that a vote ol thanks be 
offered the officers and committees of this Conven- 
tion for the impartial rulings and faithful perform- 
ance of duty. 

Moved and carried that a vote of thanks be ten- 
dered all transportation lines for the liberal reduc- 
tion of fare to the messengers of this Convention, 
and also all the livery men for the care of horses 
and other courtesies. 



le 

The hour of 10 o'clock having come, and the 
business of the Convention being over, on motion, 
the President declared the Convention adjourned to 
meet with the church at Kinston, N". C, on Tuesday 
after the fourth Lord's Day in October, 1894. 
H. Winfield, President. 

W. J. Crumpler, Secretary. 



LIST OF PREACHERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



Names. Post Offices. Counties. 

Ayers, Stanley Williamston Martin N. C. 

Adams, D. H Pungo Beaufort " 

Burns, J. L Oakley Pitt " 

Bowen, H. C Winston ...Forsyth " 

Brickhouse, W. B Bay Washington " 

Chestnutt, I. L Snow Hill Green " 

Cobb. W. H Whitakers Edgecomb " 

Davis, D. W..., ...Washington Beaufort " 

Davis, W. M. Roper Washington " 

Davis J. T Ormondsville Greene . " 

Davenport, H. S Fairfield '. Beaufort " 

Davis, C. L Bath Beaufort " 

Gurganus, H. S Long Ridge Washington " 

Gurganus, J. W Long Ridge Washington " 

Gibble, W. J Bonus Jones " 

Green, Thos Plymouth Washington " 

Hardison, J. W Jamesville ; Martin -' 

Holton, J. VV Grantsboro Pamlico '• 

Holton, Isaac P Grantsboro Pamlico il 

Holton, A. J. New Berne Craven " 

Hart, A. C Hookerton Pitt " 

Harper, J. J Smithfield Johnson " 

Harper, Dr. H. D Kinston Lenoir '• 

Howard, C. W ..Kinston Lenoir " 

Haskett, M. F Washington Beaufort " 

Hood, N. B Dunn Harnett " 

Henderson, J. S Washington Beaufort ... " 

Johnson, J. H Bentonsville ' '' 

Jackson, G W Long Ridge Washington " 

Jennett, W. R Bethany West Virginia 

Latham, Aug Washington Beaufort N. C. 

Moye, M. T Wilson Wilson " 

Parsons, J. B Middleton Craven " 

Petree, D. H .., New Berne Craven " 

Respess, J. B. Bunyan Beaufort " 

Rightsell L. T Ayden Pitt " 

Swain, C. II Roper Washington " 

Sowers, E. L Harbinger Currituck •' 

Sumrell, S. W Grifton Pitt " 

Tingle J. K Ayden Pitt " 

Winfield, Henry, New Berne Craven " 

Winfield, J. L Washington Beaufort " 

Winfield, J. R Pantego Heaufort " 

Winfield, W. O E City Pasquotank " 

Whitley, T. W ...Bath Beaufort " 

Wentz, A. C Roper Washington . " 



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Board of Managers 



President — J. L. Winfield, Washington, N. C. 

Vice-Pres. — Axjgs. Latham, "- " 

Rec'g. Sec'y. — W. J. Crumpler, 

Cor'g. Sec'y.—T. W. Phillips, 

Treasurer — E. H. Whitley, ,__. 



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W. H. Stancill, Washington, K" 
P. W. Davis, " 

O.K. Stilley, 
'H. A. Latham, . u 

E. B. Freeman, " 



C. 



PROCEEDINGS 



-OF THE- 



FIFTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 






JlEIiD WITH TJ4E CHURCH #T 

Kinston, Lenoir County, N. C, 



-ON- 



October 30th, 31st and Nov. 1st, 1894. 



NASH, BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS 



-OF THE- 



FIFTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION, 

Kinston, Lenoir County, N. C, 



-ON- 



October 30th, 31st and Nov, 1st, 1894. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



PEOOEEDIirGS 

— OF THE — 

NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY 
CONVENTION. 



FIRST DAY. 

The fiftieth session of the Convention met with the 
Church at Kinston, Lenoir county, October 30, 1894. 

The unique address of welcome was delivered by Dr. H. 
D. Harper of Kinston. He was happily responded to by 
Bro. D. W. Davis of Washington, who fairly and impar- 
tially spoke the sentiments of the Convention. 

Bro. J. G. Clemmons, pastor of the Kinston Church, read 
very appropriate selections from the Scriptures and invoked 
the blessings of Heaven upon the Convention and its work. 

Dr. H. D. Harper was called to the chair and presided, 
while the President delivered his annual address. The 
theme was the Christian Evangelist. The relation the 
Evangelist sustains to the Church and the relation the 
Church sustains to the Evangelist were discussed. After 
the address the President took the Chair and called the 
Convention to order. 

The following Committees were announced : 

Religions Exercises — Dr. H. D. Harper, J. G. Clem- 
mons and A. J. Loftin. 

Finance and Statistics — Fernando Ward, S. I. Wooten, 
S. H. Rountree, . E. H. Whitty and W. H. Stancill. 

Examination and Ordination — J. J. Harper, D. W. 
Davis, C. W. Howard, J, J. Rawls, T. T. Best. 

Ministerial Character— E. P. Loftin, W. G. Wilson, W. 
F. Taylor, W. C. Butler and Alfred Gaskins. 

Sunday Schools — H. C. Bowen, I. L. Chestnut! and B. 
Holton. 

Selection of Officers— T. W. Phillips, G. W. Brinson, 
M. C. Smith, W. H. Johnson, J. S. Henderson and G. M. 
Silverthorn, 

On motion, the following Churches were added to the 



roll: Singleton's S. H., Stallings X Roads; Free Cliapel, 
(Nash Co.) Springfield; Asheville, Oak Summit. 

Bro. Henry Cunningham, fraternal delegate from the 
Freewill Baptist Conference was invited to a seat in the 
Convention and requested to participate in the deliberations. 
Bro. Cunningham made some timely remarks in favor of 
union. He was responded to by Bro. J. J. Harper, who 
very feelingly spoke of the signs in favor of a union of the 
Baptists and Disciples. 

On motion, the following brethren were invited to take 
part in the deliberations of the Convention : C. P. William- 
son, Ga. ; L. A. Cutler, Ya. ; J. W. McNamara, Washing- 
ton; D. W. Chase, Ohio; J. C. McReynolds, Asheville; J. 
G. Clemmons, late of Kentucky; D. A. Brindle, late of Va. 

The committee on Religious Exercises reported Bro. L. 
A. Cutler to preach to-night. 

The Convention adjourned to meet at 2 o'clock. Bene- 
diction by Bro. H. Cunningham. 



EVENING SESSION. 

The Convention met at 2 o'clock. Devotional exercises 
conducted by Bro. J. T. Davis. The roll of Churches were 
called and communications passed over to the finance com- 
mittee. 

Bro. J. W. McNamara delivered his address on Home 
Missions, which was full of suggestive thoughts and abound- 
ed in many reasons why we should love home and be at- 
tached to all its institutions. The theme was discussed by 
brethren C. P. Williamson, L. A. Cutler, H. C. Bowen and 
J. C. McReynolds. 

The Convention adjourned with benediction by Bro. C. 
P. Williamson. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

The Convention assembled at 7 o'clock. Devotional ex- 
ercises were conducted by Bro. C. P. Williamson. Scrip- 
tural readings and short pra}^ers by several brethren and 
sisters. Bro. Cutler preached one of his earnest and pathetic 
discourses on Christian Giving. Brethren G. W, Muckly 



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of Kansas City, Mo., and M. L. Streator of Denver, Colo- 
rado, arrived on the evening train and attended the night 
session. Bro. Mucklyis Secretary of the Church Extension 
Fund and Bro. Streator is Evangelist under the auspices of 
the C. W. B. M. in Montana and Colorado. Both made 
short talks showing the most encouraging work being done 
by the Disciples throughout the United States. 

The Convention adjourned for the dav. Benediction bv 
Bro. M. L. Streator. 






SECOND DAY. 

Many Disciples met before the opening of the Convention 
and engaged in song service. The devotional exercises were 
conducted by Bro. I. L. Chestnut!. The President called 
the Convention to order at 10 o'clock and announced the 
following additional committees: 

Ways and Means —Isaac Brown, -W. R. Parker, J. W. 
Smith, N. A. Hathaway, J. A. Lilley and Noah Rouse. 

Election of Officers— T. W. Phillips, M. C. Smith, J. S. 
Henderson, G. W. Brinson and W. H. Johnson. 

Election of Board of Trustees of C. C. College — J. L. 
Burns, S. W. Sumrell, S. F. Freeman, W. H. Hardison 
and Col. S. B. Taylor. 

The roll of churches was called and several communica- 
tions were passed over to the Committee on Finance and 
Statistics. Brethren M. L. Streator and G. W. Muckly 

ere invited to seats in the Convention and take part in the 

f liberations. Both made short and earnest talks, which 
ere very encouraging. . 

Bro. J.J. Harper spoke in behalf of the colored Disci- 
les^ said he had attended their Convention and assisted 
them in their work. He thought there were indications of 
improvement in the manner of conducting the business of 
their annual sessions. He asked that fraternal delegates 
from this Convention be appointed by the President to meet 
with the colored Disciples in their Annual Convention to be 
held at Washington on Wednesday before the 3rd Lord's 
day in October 1805. The President appointed the follow- 
ing .^J. L. Burns, J. T and D. W. Davis. >i 

n motion of Bro. C. W. Howard, the petition from 
Autioch Church for the next session of the Convention was 
received. The motion was made because no delegate and 



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only a verbal communication had been received. 

Prof. Joseph Kinsey, of Kinsey Seminary, delivered his 
address on the Education of our Boys and Girls. It was 
humorous and elicited much discussion. Brethren Bowen 
and Wiamson spoke very favorably for better and higher 
education of all our boys and girls. 

The regular order of business was suspended to hear 
Bro. G. W. Muckley, Secretary of the Church Extension 
Fund, of Kansas City, Mo. Bro. Muckly made one of the 
most convincing speeches on building houses of worship for 
dependent places. A map was distributed through the Con- 
vention showing what had been done by way of building 
churches and what was now being done and what the Board 
desired to do. It was a masterly effort and was well re- 
ceived. A collection was taken which amounted to over 
$17 in cash and $440 in live year pledges. 

A petition was presented asking that the C. W. B. M. be 
allowed the afternoon and night to transact their business. 
The request was granted. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises reported that Bro. 
C. P. Williamson of Atlanta, Ga., preach to-night, and 
Bro. L. A. Cutler Thursday night. 

As the time was consumed by the C. W. B. M. Bro. Wil- 
liamson failed to preach. 

Bro. M. T. Moye presented a petition from the C. W. B. 
M. asking that one day of the Convention be designated and 
devoted to the work of the C. W. B. M. in North Carolina. 

On motion of Bro. Moye, Tuesday, the first day of the 
Convention was given. 

The Convention adjourned until Thursday morning. Ben- 
ediction by Bro. J. S. Henderson. 



THIRD DAY. 

The Convention assembled at 9 :30 with the President in 
the chair. Devotional exercises conducted by Bro. I. L. 
Chestnutt. Fervent prayer by Bro. M. T. Moye. 

Roll was called and several letters passed to Finance 
Committee. 

The committee reported the following Board of Trustees 
of Carolina Christian College. (See report,) 

A very spicy discussion followed, in which brethren Moye, 
Best, McNamara, -Chestnutt and PI. Winfield participated. 



It was resolved that the number seven shall constitute the 
Board and two shall be retired annually if the Convention 
shall so elect. 

Bros. M. T. Move and I. L. Chestnutt and N. J. Rouse 
were appointed to prepare Constitution and By-Laws for 
Christian College and submit same by next Convention. 

The Board of Trustees were authorized to have the Insti- 
tution chartered by the next Legislature. 

Chairman Chestnutt submitted his report for Trustees of 
Christian College, which was very gratifying. Bro. Chest- 
nutt accompanied his report with some very timely remarks. 
Prof. Rightsell delivered a short address on the outlook for 
the College, which was well received. Bro. Cutler did not 
fail to say some good things for our school. 

Bro. M. T. Moye delivered his address on "Ordination of 
Evangelists," which elicited an animated discussion, in 
which brethren McReynolds, Brindle, and Cutler spoke. 

The employment of a State Evangelist was recommended 
by the Committee on Ways and Means. 

A special committee of three was ordered to name an 
Evangelist and fix his salary. The following were appointed : 
S. W. Sumrell, L. J. Chapman and R. W. Smith. This 
committee recommended the employment of Bro. D. W. 
Davis at a salary of $900, and said amount be raised by sub- 
scriptions. Several pledged $25, $15 and $10. The Board 
of Managers has supervision over the matter. 



EVENING SESSION. 

The evening session was opened by Bro. S. W. Sumrell. 
Prayer by Bro. J. B. Jones. 

On motion of Bro. T. W. Phillips, tlie-editor of the Watch 
Tower was elected to transcribe, print and mail to the 
churches 2000 copies of the proceedings of the Convention, 
and he be allowed $10 for his services. 

Bro. Henry Cunningham, fraternal delegate from the 
Free Will Baptists, addressed the Convention on the question 
of Union, and asked that a delegation be appointed to meet 
with the Free Will Baptist Convention. The folio wing- 
were appointed: J. L. Burns, J. T. Davis and J. W.Smith. 

On motion of J. W. Smith, the President of the Conven- 
tion was added to the delegation. 



Petitions for the next Convention were presented from 
Antioch, Robersonville and Athens Chapel. A large ma- 
jority voted for Antioch, and the next Convention will be 
held with the Antioch congregation. 

The Committee on Examination and Ordination reported 
brethren J. G. Clemmons, D. A. Brindle and P. S. Swain 
for ordination. The following were recommended for en- 
rollment, having previously been ordained : J. W. MeNa- 
mara, J. C. McReynolds, J. B. Jones. 

The Board of Managers made their report through the 
Corresponding Secretary. The report showed that there 
was a balance due of about $180. The report may be found 
elsewhere. Nearly $200 was paid at the Convention for 
State missions, which reduced the indebtedness to $180. 
Over $1,500 was raised the past year. Remarks were made 
by brethren Moye, H. Winfield, Burns, Bowen and Howard. 

Bro. H. C. Bowen made his address on the Sunday School 
work, and urged that the work receive more attention, both 
by the churches and Convention. 

The able address of Bro. J. J. Harper on the feasibility 
of our plea for Christian Union was a strong paper and or- 
dered printed in the Watch Tower. Bro. L. A. Cutler fol- 
lowed and made very timely remarks. He said Christian 
Union was in the air and must come. 



FINAL SESSION. 

The exercises were opened with prayer and song led by 
Bro. Chestnutt. 

The three brethren recommended were solemnly ordained 
as Evangelists and received a most tender and strengthening 
charge from Bro. J. J. Harper. 

Bro. Cutler delivered one of his strong, sympathetic 
sermons. 

After the sermon the Convention was called to order by 
the President. The unfinished business was taken up. 

The report of the Committee on Ways and Means was re- 
ferred to the Board of Managers with authority to act. 

On motion, the thanks of the Convention were tendered 
the citizens of Kinston for the hospitable manner in which 
the Convention was entertained, and also to the M. E. 
Church for the use of their house of worship. 



After singing " Biest be the tie that binds," the Conven- 
tion adjourned to meet with the church at Antioch, Pitt 
county, on Tuesday after the fourth Lord's Day in October 
1895. 

It was one of the most pleasant and harmonious Annua! 
Sessions, and its work will be like bread cast Upon the 
water, gather up in days to come. 

J. L. WINFIELD, President. 
W. J. CRUMPLER, Secretary. 



IReipcxrrbs o± Goxnuiittees- 

REPORT OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF C. C. COLLEGE. 

December 21, 1894, the Board held its first meeting, and elected its Pres- 
ident, Secretary, and Treasurer. At this meeting, after investigating, as 
best we could, the condition of affairs as they then appeared to us, we de- 
cided to use the money subscribed at the session of the N. C. C. M. C. , 
held in Washington, to purchase a piano, and in erecting a music room, as 
there was no place for the music in connection with the College. The 
money subscribed for this specific purpose was used in building a music 
room, because Bro. H. C. Bowen, out of the goodness of his heart, had 
donated an instrument. A building committee was appointed with in- 
struction to push the work as rapidly as possible to completion, and in a 
few months the music room was ready for occupancy. 

We found, besides, the indebtedness on land, several outstanding debts 
for lumber and work on building. Also several unpaid pledges made a 
year or more before your present Board was created. We have collected, 
as best we could, of those pledges and paid of those outstanding debts, but 
several of said pledges remain yet unpaid. 

We found, also, the main building unfinished and unpainted, and worst 
of all, we had no money with which to finish and paint it. Happily for us 
we were able to get it with very little trouble. Bro. Jesse Cannon, a mem- 
ber of the Board, was asked to take up the mortgage then against the land ; 
to lend, also, a sufficient amount to finish and paint the building, which 
he consented to do, and for securing the payment of the entire amount a 
new mortgage was executed to him. 

Our indebtedness then stood, after having finished and painted the build- 
ing. $ 425 ; and to show for this indebtedness, we have, the main building- 
painted and finished, a room for recitations in the Bible department, a mu- 
sic room, and some work done on the grounds. We have been able to pay 
on the debt, $37,38, which now leaves a balance to be paid of, $387.02. 
The entire indebtedness is now in the hands of a brother. One who feels 
a deep interest in the success of the school, and he gives four years, if we 
want that long, in which to pay this debt. 

At the April meeting of the Board, Prof. L. T. Rightsell was re-elected 
Principal of the College ; his good wife, Assistant ; J. K. Tingle, Teacher 
of Bible Department; and the selection of Music and Art teachers was left 
to Prof. Rightscll and wife. 

We thought it too much risk to allow the building to stand without in- 
surance, so we took out insurance to the amount of $500. 

I. L. CHESTNUTT, President. 
R. W. SMITH, Secretary. 



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TREASURER'S REPOI IT. 
To the N. C. Christian Missionary Convention : 

I herewith submit the following report: 

1803. RECEIPTS. 

Oct. 26. From former Treasurer, E. A. Moye,cash for aged Ministers! 4 88 

" Cash for Minute fund 58 44 

Cash for State Missions 224 25 

From I. L. Cbestnutt, missions 41 50 

From W. J. Crumpler, missions pledges 14 59 

From C. W. Howard, missions pledges 10 00 

" From J. R. Tingle, missions pledges 10 00 

" From H. C. Brown, missions pledges 10 00 

(i From D. W. Davis, missions pledges 10 00 

Oct. 27. From Free Chapel, missions pledges 5 00 

" From Free Chapel, minute fund 1 00 

" From Kalah, minute fund 50 

" From W. J. Crumpler, missions 27 00 

Nov. 20. From W. J. Crumpler, (pledges) missions (3 00 

" 20. From W. J. Crumpler (pledges) J. L. AVintield 5 20 

" 20. From Corresponding Secretary 8 00 

Dec. 20. From J. L. Burns, C. W. Swain's pledge 3 00 

" 25. From J. L. Burns. Macedonia's pledge 5 00 

" 29. From Corresponding Secretary 10 31 

1894. 

Jan. 1. From Corresponding Secretary 13 00 

" 1. From Corresponding Secretary, S. B. Taylor's pledge. . . 10 00 

" 2. From Corresponding Secretary G 00 

4. From Corresponding Secretary 10 00 

" 11. From Corresponding Secretary 31 50 

" 13. From Corresponding Secretary 5 50 

" 18. From Corresponding Secretary 5 89 

" 29. From Corresponding Secretary 10 75 

' ' 30. From Corresponding Secretary ■ 5 00 

Feb. 5. From Corresponding Secretary 11 00 

" 12. From Corresponding Secretary 12 55 

•' 10. From Corresponding Secretary . 18 00 

" 24. From Corresponding Secretary 13 00 

" 20. From Corresponding Secretary 41 48 

" 27. From Corresponding Secretary 7 50 

Men. 16. From Corresponding Secretary 16 82 

" 26. From Corresponding Secretary 32 12 

" 27. From Corresponding Secretary 67 

Apr. 7. From Corresponding Secretary 10 00 

" 18. From Corresponding Secretary 27 40 

May 1. From Corresponding Secretary 29 98 

" 10. From Corresponding Secretary 20 06 

Jun. 14. From Corresponding Secretary 10 00 

" 25. From Corresponding Secretary. . . 85 55 

' ' 29. From Corresponding Secretary 4 63 

July 14. From Corresponding Secretary, for C. C. College. ..'..'.. 2 33 

" 28. From Corresponding Secretary • 5 00 

Aug 13. From Corresponding Secretary 2 00 

' ' 24. From Corresponding Secretary 1 65 

Sep. 10. From Corresponding Secretary 5 00 

$860 05 



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1893. Amount paid out as per vouchers. 

Oct. 26. C. W. Howard $125 00 

" 20. J. R. Tingle 66 04 

" 20. II. C. Brown 00 04 

" 20. I). W Davis 02 50 

" 20. It. W. Standi 27 00 

" 26. J. L. Winlield, church letters 1 50 

Nov. 20. J. L. Winlield, voucher 20 HO 

1894. 

Jan. 11. W. J. Grumpier, transcribing minutes 10 00 

' ' 29. M. F. Hasket, voucher 23 16 

" 30. J, L. Burns, voucher'. 13 35 

Feb. 5. H. C. Bowen, voucher 25 00 

' ' 12. I. L. Chestnut, voucher 25 00 

' ' 14. Printing minutes 35 50 

" 15. Mailing minutes 10 15 

" 19. Collecting draft 25 

" 23. Collecting draft 10 

' ' 27. J. L. Burns, voucher 30 05 

" 27. H. C. Bowen, voucher 50 00 

" 27. I. L. Chestnut, voucher 50 00 

" 27. T. W. Phillips, voucher 1 00 

Mch. 27. J. L. Burns, voucher 41 07 

May 11. J. L. Burns, voucher 50 00 

" 21. II. C. Bowen, voucher 25 00 

June 2. W. D. Buckman, voucher. . . , 2 50 

" 4. I. L. Chestnutt, voucher 25 00 

July 0. J. L. Burns, voucher 50 00 

" 17. J. R Tingle, C. C. College ■ 2 33 

Sep. 25. J. L. Burns, voucher is 00 



|858 03 
Balance in hand $ 190 



Oct. 31. Received from Convention Minute fund $ 32 81 

' ' 31. From Convention Minute fund 3 05 

" 31. From Corresponding Secretary 134 OS 



$ 109 94 
$ 171 90 



Oct. 31. Paid T. W. Phillips, per voucher $ 50 00 

" 31. Paid J. R. Tingle, per voucher 50 00 

| 100 00 

Balance $ 71 90 

The same has been turned over to the Treasurer-elect. 

E. H. WHITLEY, Treasurer. 



WAYS AND MEANS. 

To the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention: — Youi' Commit- 
tee on Ways and Means beg leave to submit the following report: 

First. We recommend that a State Evangelist be employed by the Con- 
vention and his salary secured by voluntary contributions. 

Second. That Greenville in the county of Pitt be made a mission point, 
and the Churches worshipping at Mt. Pleasant, Antioch and Corinth be 
asked to co-operate with Greenville. We urge that a church be erected in 
Greenville during the Convention year. 

Third. We recommend that the town of Beaufort, in the County of Car- 
teret be also made a mission point, and that a house of worship be erected 
as soon as practicable, and that the churches in Carteret and adjoining- 
counties be asked to co-operate with Beaufort. 

We further recommend that this Convention donate the sum of fifty dol- 
lars to the church at Grimesland, to enable them to organize and employ a 
preacher for the ensuing- year. 

In view of the wisdom of planting the standard of New Testament Chris- 
tianity in all important centers, and since Asheville is the metropolis of 
Western North Carolina from which radiating influence of the truth may 
be felt in that region, we therefore recommend that an appropriation of 
$150 be made to assist the faithful and struggling band of Disciples in 
that city. We furthermore advise that an effort be made during this Con- 
vention to secure in cash and pledges the needed amounts. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. ; 

Isaac Brown, Noah Rouse, 

J. W. Smith, W. II. Parker, 

N. II. Hathaway, J. A. Lilley, 

Committee. 



BOARD OF MANAGERS. 

We the committee appointed to select a Board of Managers, recommend 
the following : 
President — S. H. Rountree. 
Vice-President — J. R. Tingle. 
Recording Secretary — L. T. Rightsell. 
Corresponding Secretary — P. S. Swain. 
Treasurer — J. T. Davis. 

And the following members, Caleb Cannon, R. C. Cannon, I. L. Chest - 
nutt, R. W. Smith and S. W. Smith. We recommend that Ayden be 
headquarters. 

T. W. Phillips, M. C. Smith, 

J. S. Henderson, G. W. Brinson, 

W. H. Johnson, G. M. Silverthorn, 

Committee . 



Your Corresponding Secretary entered upon his work Dec. 18th, 1898, 
having been preceded by Bro. J. A. Burgess. An examination revealed an 
indebtedness to the amount of $300, for which all the debtors held vouch- 
ers. There has passed through my hands up to Oct. 31, the sum of $514.72, 
all of which has been paid over to the treasurer. As a means of increasing 
our finance we apportioned a certain amount among all the churches and 
made earnest appeals through the Watch-Tower and by private correspon- 
dence to raise the amount, but finding that the churches were very slow in 
responding to our appeal, we employed Bro. J. L.Burns as financial agent, 



who worked under the auspices of the Board up to July 1st. By his faith- 
fulness and devotion to our State work he assisted us very materially in 
raising funds to carry forward our work. He did much good by way of 
distilling the missionary spirit in all the churches he visited. We approp- 
riated $100 to the Dunn group and recommended Bro. J. J. Harper to the 
work. He has labored for four congregations and devoted what time he 
could to mission points, while the result of his work has not been as grati- 
fying to the Board as we would like to report, still we believe that he has 
neither been idle nor indifferent but has clone the best he could. Bro. M. 
T. Moye was employed to labor in the Williamston group and he entered 
upon his work in March. Our reports from the field has been so meagre 
that we are unable to say what has been accomplished in the field. We 
appropriated $100 for the group and trust the result may be as bread cast 
upon the w^ater — gather up in days to come. We also appropriated $'25 for 
Grimesland, but as we have not received any report from the preacher in 
charge, we cannot say what has been accomplished. This church was built 
by Messrs. Proctors, leading merchants at Grimesland and deeded to the 
Disciples. It is located in a large progressive community and we believe 
it is not far distant when a strong church will be established and a good 
moral religious influence will be seen and felt in the surrounding commun- 
ity. We urge the necessity of helping this point by supplementing a sum 
to employ some one to preach regularly the ensuing year. 

We are indebted in the sum of $300 for all purposes, and regret that our 
treasury is not large enough to pay the last cent we owe. 

RECOMMENDATIONS. 
We submit the following recommendations : 

1. It is imperative that our indebtedness be met and the Convention de- 
clared free from all financial embarrassment. The Convention can devise 
some plan before adjournment to meet all obligations and place us upon 
a solid bottom. 

2. We urge that a State Evangelist be employed by the Convention and 
his salary fixed and secured by individual subscriptions. We believe that 
if an efficient man is employed there will be no difficulty in raising his 
salary and besides we believe that he can do much by way of increasing 
our misssion fund. We have the man and the means and now is the time 
for action. T. W. Phillips, Cor. Sec. 



SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We beg leave to report as follows : 

1 We find that 33 Lord's day schools have reported to this Convention, 
which is not more than half the number in the State. They show a total of 
1,709 pupils and 221 teachers. Seven of the 33 report $50. G5 given for 
Foreign Missions. Washington is the banner school, having given $27 of 
this amount. Five schools pledge a total of $15.72 for State Missions. 

2 We suggest that the Board of Managers recommend such a change in 
the Constitution as will provide for representation in this Convention di- 
rectly from the officers and teachers of the schools. 

3. That more time be given to Sundav school interests in our State Con- 
ventions. 

4. That the State Evangelist be directed to encourage in every possible 
way the Sunday School work as he travels among the churches. 

5 That all leaders in Sunday School work inform themselves regarding 
missionary and other interests, and educate all up to an intelligent active 
zeal. 

6. We urge upon all Disciples to awake to the importance of taking 



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greater interest than we ever have in Sunday School work; that we seek to 
enlist all the grown people, as well as the children, in Bible study. 

7 That the Lesson Helps prepared by the Disciples be used, as they 
contain the most correct and valuable instruction. 

8 That we should take part in the international system of Sunday School 
Conventions, as they promote unity among God's people; and that we use 
the international series of lessons as the best now being arranged for the 
thorough and general study of the Holy Scriptures. 

H. C. Bowen, 

I. L. ClIESTNTJTT, 

Barzillai Holton, 

— ■ Committee. 

MINISTERIAL CHARACTER. 

We the Committee on Ministerial Character beg leave to report: 

1 We recommend thatM. F. Haskett be suspended until he has a hearing 
before the Board of Managers, at which time he will have an opportunity 
to vindicate himself. If he fails this suspension is to remain permanent. 

2 Two other preachers names have been before us and we deem it ex- 
pedient to address them a letter requesting that they have a hearing before 
the Board of Managers. 

3 The other ministers are discharging their duties faithfully, so far as 
your Committee are informed. All of which are respectfully submitted, 

E. P. Loftin, Ghm it. of Committee . 



STATE EVANGELIST. 

We your Committee on the selection of a State Evangelist beg to make 
the following report : 

We suggest the name of I). W. Davis for your worthy consideration at 
a fixed salary of nine hundred dollars to be raised by open or private pledg- 
es or otherwise as your honorable body may elect. 

L.J. Chapman. 
S. W. Sumuell, 
R. W. Smith, 

Committee. 



BOARD OF TRUSTEES. 

We your Committee to select a Board of Trustees for C. C. College, beg 
leave to report the following names: 

Moses T. Moye, Jesse Cannon, Caleb Cannon, J. R. Tingle, R. W. Smith, 
I. L. Chestnutt, C. \V. Howard. 

S. W. Sumrell, S. B. Taylor, 

W. II. Harbison, S. F. Freeman, 

J. L. Burns, Committee. 



EXAMINATION AND ORDINATION. 

We your Committee beg leave to recommend that the names of the fol- 
lowing brethren be enrolled on the list of preachers of this Convention : 

J. W. McNamara, J. B. Jones, P. A. Swain, D. A. Brindle, J. G. Clem- 
mons and J. C. Mclieynolds. 

We further ask that the hour be set apart for the Ordination of brethren 
P. S. Swain, D. A. Brindle and J. G. Clemmons. 

J. J. Harper, Chairman. 



LIST OF PREACHERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES, 



NAMES. POST OFFICES. COUNTIES. 

Ayers, Stanly Williamston Martin N. ( 

Adams, D. II Piingo Beaufort 

Burns, J. L Oakley Pitt 

Bowen, Ii. C Winston Forsyth 

Brickhouse, W. B Bay Washington 

Brindle, D. A New Berne Craven . 

Chestnut t, I. L Snow Hill Green 

Cobb, W. J I Whitakers Edgecombe 

Clemmons, J. G Kinston Lenoir 

Davis, D. W Washington Beaufort 

Davis, W. M Roper Washington 

Davis J. T Ormondsville Greene 

Davenport, 11. S Fairfield Beaufort 

Davis, C. L Bath Beaufort 

Gurganns, II. S Long Ridge Washington 

Gnrganus. J. W Long Ridge Washington 

Gibble, W. J Bonus Jones. 

Green, Thos Plymouth Washington 

Hardison, J. W Tamcsville Martin 

Ilolton, J. W Grant sbotv, Pamlico 

Molton, Isaac P Grantsboro Pamlico 

Holton, A. J New Berne Craven 

Hart, A. C Mookerton Pitt 

Harper, J. J Smith-field Johnson 

Harper, Dr. H. D Kinston Lenoir 

Howard, C. W Kinston Lenoir 

Hood, KB Dunn Harnett 

Henderson, J. g Washington Beaufort 

Johnson, J. H Bentonsville Johnson 

Jackson, G. W Long Ridge Washington 

Jennett, W. R Bethany Brooke West \ 

Latham, Aug Washington Beaufort N. « 

Moye, M. T Wilson Wilson 

McJNamara, J. W Washington Beaufort 

McReynolds, J. C Asheville Buncombe 

Parsons, J. B Middleton Craven 

Petree, D. H New Berne Craven 

Respess, J. B Bunyan Beaufort. 

Rightsell, L. T. ..... . . Ayden Pitt 

Swain, C. H Roper Washington 

Swain, P. S Ayden Pitt 

Sowers, E. L Harbinger Currituck 

Sumrell, S. W Grifton .Pitt 

Tingle, J. R Ayden Pitt 

Winfield, Henry New Berne Craven 

Winfield, J. L Washington Beaufort 

Winfield, J. R Pantego Beaufort 

Winfield, W. O Elizabeth City Pasquotank 

Whitley, T. W Bath Beaufort 

Went z, A. C Roper. Washington ... .... 

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CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 



Art. I. This organization shall be called the North 
Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means 
for the spread of the Gospel in North Carolina, but may 
raise and appropriate funds for other fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of 
the Church of Christ, who have been sent by their respect- 
ive churches, or by an association of churches, as delegates 
to its Annual Convention. 

Art. IY. Each co-operating church shall be entitled 
to two delegates. All Evangelists whose- names appear on 
the list of preachers of this Convention are members by 
virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice- 
President, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, 
and Treasurer, who shall be elected annually, and hold their 
respective offices until their successors are elected. 

Art. VI. Each congregation belonging to this Conven- 
tion may adopt such method, of supplying itself with regu- 
lar preaching as it may deem most practicable; provided, 
however, if any church or congregation shall call to its 
ministry a man of unworthy character, or take any action 
that would injure the cause or hinder progress, then such 
church shall be adjudged disorderly. 

Art. VII. There shall be elected annually five mem- 
bers, who, together with the officers of the Convention, shall 
constitute a Board of Managers, whose duty it shall be to 
carry into execution the work of the Convention. They 
shall meet on call of the President, and, during the interval 
between the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own 
body, employ evangelists and agents, and direct them in 

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their field of labor. They shall keep a full record of their 
proceedings, and make report through the Corresponding 
Secretary at the Annual Convention, making such recom- 
mendations as they shall deem proper. Three of the Board 
shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice-President, and Record- 
ing Secretary shall perform the duties usually belonging to 
such offices at the Annual Convention. The Corresponding 
Secretary shall collect all funds and pay them to the Treas- 
urer, keeping an account of the same. He may also be em- 
ployed as General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums 
paid him for services. The Treasurer shall receive from 
the Corresponding Secretary all funds, pay them out on or- 
der of the Clerk of the Board, keep an accurate account of 
the same, and make report at the Annua 1 Convention. 

Art. IX. The Annual Convention may annually con- 
tribute a percentage of the funds raised for missions to the 
Treasurer of the General Christian Missionary Convention, 
such per cent, to be determined by the Convention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Tues- 
day after the 4th Lord's day in October, at such place as 
may have been determined by the last Annual Convention. 
In case the Convention shall have failed to appoint a place, 
the Board shall select the place of meeting. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may be amended by a vote 
of two-thirds of the members present at any regular meeting 
of the Convention; provided such amendment shall have 
first been recommended by the Board, or a year's notice 
shall have been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into 
districts, to be known as Union meeting Districts, and each 
district may choose its own method of works, and may con- 
tribute its collections for missionary purposes, or any part 
thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Art. XIII. All who contemplate entering the ministry, 
and becoming members of the N. C. C. M. Convention shall 
be examined by a committee of five on examination for or- 
dination, appointed by the President of the Convention and 
duly ordained by said Convention. 

Art. XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any 
organization, taking part in the deliberations of the Con- 



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vention, shall be, subject to the authority of the Convention; 
and any congregation or individual member who will not 
submit to the authority of the Convention shall be consid- 
ered disorderly. 

By-Laws. 

No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of the Con- 
vention as regards devising ways and means for the spread 
of the Gospel, ministers, individual members, and congre- 
gations shall be required to answer to the Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or individual 
members, contrary to the deliberations of the Convention, 
shall be considered disorderly. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a 
committee of three shall be chosen by the offending congre- 
gation, minister, or individual member, and three others, 
chosen by the Board or President of the Convention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be pro- 
vided with credentials by the Convention, and shall not ask 
congregations to accept them without said credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp 
with it all proceedings and actions of an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty of insubordination shall be suspen- 
sion from the Convention ; but all possible moderation shall 
be used in deciding questions of insubordination. 



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Board of Managers 



President — S. H. Eountree, Kinston, N. C. 
Vice-President — J. E. Tingle, Ayden, N. C. 
Recording Secretary— L. T. Eightsell, Ayden, N. C. 
Corresponding Secretary— P. S. Swain, Ayden, N. C. 
Treasurer — J. T. Davis, Ormondsville, N. C. 



MEMBEES : 
Caleb Cannon, I. L. Chestnutt, E. C. Cannon. 

E. W. SlfllTH, S. W. SUMRELL. 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Antioch, Pitt County, N. C, 
OCTOBER 29, 30, and. 31, 1895. 



WASHINGTON, N. C. 

The Watch-Tower Publishing Company. 
1895. 



PROCEEDINGS 



-OF THE- 



FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 



QBgfflUjL H|I$MARY C0|lVEplTI0|J, 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Antioch, Pitt County, N. C, 
OCTOBER 29, 30, a D d 31, 1895. 



WASHINGTON, N. C. 

The Watch-Tower Publishing Company. 
1895. 



PROCEEDINGS 

— OF THE — 

NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY 
CONVENTION. 



FIRST DAY. 

The fifty-first annual session of the Convention met with 
the Church at Antioch, Pitt county, October 29 — 31. 

The first day was devoted to the work of the C. W. B. M. 
We transfer the following report from the Watch-Tower: 

After a moment of silent prayer the choir sang No. 285. 
The President read a portion of 139th Psalm which was fol- 
lowed by prayer by Bro. I. L. Chestnutt. 

Address of welcome, by Mrs. I. L. Chestnutt. Response 
by Mrs. J. A. Burgess. 

The Treasurer submitted her report, which was accepted. 

Report of Secretary was read and accepted. 

The Organizer then reported 15 days work in the field, or- 
ganizing 5 auxiliaries. 12 subscriptions were taken for the 
Missionary Tidings and five Little Builders at Work, also 
an amount of literature distributed. Report was accepted. 

Eight auxiliaries responded to the roll call with interest- 
ing letters of their year's work. 

The President's address was well delivered and highly ap- 
preciated, and we hope the sisters who had not the privilege 
of hearing it will give it their close attention when published 
in the Watch Tower. The address was closed with prayer. 

Devotional exercises conducted by Mrs. Rouse. Song No. 
90. Scripture lesson, 23rd Psalm, repeated in concert. 

Solo, by Miss Petronella Pate, " The Lord is my Shep- 
herd." 

Recitation, "Unawares," by Miss Effie Hodges. 

Song, "From all the dark places." 

The Secretary announed the following Committees: 

On Nominations — Mrs. Draughn, Miss Duffy, Miss 
Rountree. 



On Future Work— Mrs. S. R. Dixon, Mrs. H. Kennedy, 
Mrs. J. W. Grainger, Mrs. J. A. Burgess. 

On Enrollment— -Mrs. Kennedy and Miss May. 

On Tidings— Mrs. Geo. W. Tull, Mrs. J. W. McNamara, 
Miss Mary Burgess. 

On Little Builders at Work — Miss Almeta Kennedy, 
Mrs. O. K. Stilley, Mrs. Albritton. 

The brethren were asked for words of encouragement, and 
brethren Burns and McNamara responded. Adjourned with 
prayer by Bro. Burns. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Devotional exercises led by Mrs. Draughon. Minutes 
were read and approved. 

Committee on Nominations reported the following names 
for State officers : 

President— Mrs. M. J. Stanly. 

Vice-President — Mrs. N. J. Rouse. 

Secretary— Mrs. W. R. Tull. 

Recording Secretary— Mrs. J. F. Memborn. 

Treasurer — Mrs. William C. Fields. 

Organizer — Mrs. H. Kennedy. 

District Manager — Mrs. S. R. Dixon. 

Superintendent of Childrens Work — Mrs. T. R. Rouse. 

Advisory Board — Mrs. S. I. Wooten, Mrs. H. D. Harper, 
Mrs. Cora McRae, Mrs. J. W. Grainger, Mrs. Faircloth, 
Mrs. George Tull, Miss Lillie Rouse. 

Committee on Enrollment reported 109 visitors and Q6 
auxiliary members. 

Song, "To the work." Bro. S. G. Sutton gave a short 
report of the work at Winston, showing an increase of mem- 
bership and greater interest in Sunday School work. 

Address, by Mrs. S. R. Dixon. Song, "Life's harvest." 
Words of encouragement by Bro. J. J. Harper. 

Praise service led by Mrs. Hines. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

I respectfully submit the following report : 
For first quarter, ending Dec, 1894. Received from Mrs. 
W. Grainger, former Treasurer, $19.61; balance due on 



pledge for Winston, $10.00; received from Kinston, $1.17; 
from Bethel, 25 cents; total, $21.03. 

Disbursement— To editor Watch Tower for stationery 
and postage, $3.00; to Secretary for stationery and postage, 
$2.00; to Superintendent Children's work, $1.00; to Win- 
ston Mission, $10.00; total, $16.00. 

Second quarter, ending March 1895. Received from 
Bethel, $6.00; Armenia, $1.70; LaGrange, $1.25; Ayden, 
$1.00; Hookerton, $2,53; Bethany 25 cents; total, $17.67. 

Disbursement — To Secretary for stationery and postage, 
$2.00; to Mrs.* Dixon for organizing work, $12.25; total, 
$14.25. 

Third quarter ending June, 1895. Received from Kins- 
ton, $8.84; Bethany, 25 cents; Ayden, 75 cents; total, $13.26. 

Disbursement — To Secretary for stationery and postage, 
$4.40. 

Fourth quarter ending September, 1895. Received from 
Armenia, $1.50; Bethel, $3.75; Red Oak, $1.50; Rountree, 
$1.55; Salem, 75 cents; LaGrange, $4.15; Kinston, $3.91; 
total $24.97. 

Disbursement — To Secretary for stationery and postage, 
$2.00; to Superintendent Children's Work, $3.08; total, $5.08. 

Received from Armenia during the year, $3.10; Ayden, 
$1.75; Bethany, 50 cents; Bethel, $10.00; Hookerton, $2.54; 
Kinston, $12.92; LaGrange, $5.40; Red Oak, $1.50; Roun- 
tree, $1.55; Salem, 75 cents; total, $40.01. 

Amount received from former Treasurer, $9.61; received 
for Winston mission, $10.00; total, $59.62. 

Amount paid out during the year, $39.73. Balance on 
hand, $19.89. 



REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY FOR 
THE YEAR CLOSING SEPTEMBER 30, 1895. 

We have the record of 'twenty- one Auxiliaries with an 
aggregate membership of 350, an increase of three Auxilia- 
ries and 50 members during the past year. Of these Auxil- 
iaries, Armenia, Ayden, Bethel, Kinston, LaGrange, Old 
Ford, Salem and Wheat Swamp have sent their reports and 
contributions regularly each quarter. Bethel, Armenia, 
Kinston and LaGrange contributed $13.00 to the Bible chair 
fund. Armenia, Bethel, Kinston, LaGrange, New Berne 
and Washington observed C. W. B. M. day. Armenia, 
Ayden, Bethel, Kinston, LaGrange, Salem, Hookerton, 






Bethany, Rountree and Red Oak have raised $37.50 for the 
Organizer's fund. 

For missionary work, including amounts raised by mis- 
sion Bands, is as follows: Ayden, $13.35; Armenia, $40.17 
Bethel, $44.40; New Berne, $17.55; Wheat Swamp, $16.90 
Kinston, $57.32; Old Ford, $29.60; LaGrange, $41.76 
Young Ladies of Kinsey School, $30.00; Salem, $19.05 
Winston,' $19.34; Hookerton, $8.35; Wilson, $6.00; Betha- 
any, $2.00; Rountree, $15.65; Riverside, $6.10; Washing- 
ton, $26.46; Farmville, $6.65; Pantego, $10.35; Catherine 
Lake, $3.30; Grifton, $2 00; Oak Grove sisters, 41 cents; 
Incidental offerings, $7.00; Total amount, $425.75. 

To aid in the support of our mission at Winston, the sum 
of $400 has been sent to this State from Indianapolis, the 
headquarters of the C. W. B. M. This money came promptly 
in four equal installments in the months of November, Feb- 
ruary, May and August. 

Reports show that 50 copies of the Missionary Tidings 
are taken by our North Carolina sisters. 

In the effort to advance the work and to keep up the in- 
terest already existing, the State officers have mailed more 
than four hundred communications during the past year. 
Our progress has not been what we anticipated, but we re- 
joice that we have taken no backward step. As we exam- 
ine this report it may seem to the causual observer that very 
little progress has been made, but not so to those who have 
been standing in the front ranks. It is true that figures do 
not lie, and it is also true that in such a work as ours, mere 
figures can never tell the whole story. Much that is the 
best service is hidden from our eyes; it has been done in se- 
cret, but we have the assurance that He who seeth in secret 
will reward it openly. W. R. Tull, Secretary. 



CHILDREN AT WORK. 

Tuesday night was devoted to exercises by the children 
belonging to the various bands organized for mission pur- 
poses. The exercises consisted of songs, recitations and re- 
ports. Mrs. T. R. Rouse, the energetic Superintendent of 
the Children's Band, made her annual report. We extract 
the following: 

Number bands, 13; members, 200; contributed, $123.11. 
Bethel, LaGrange and Kinston Christmas offering, $2.92. 
These bands report only 86 cents for last year and $2.00 for 



this year. Contributed $60.63. Mrs. Rouse has splendid 
organizing talent and if she has proper encouragement a 
great work will be done in her line. 



SECOND DAY. 

The Convention met at 10:30. Reading the Scriptures 
and prayer by Bro. J. W. McNamara. The President was 
absent and the Vice-President, Bro. J. R. Tingle, took the 
Chair and called the Convention to order. 

Bro. I. L. Chestnutt, pastor of the Antioch congregation, 
delivered the address of welcome, which was responded to 
by Bro. S. G. Sutton, of Winston. The Convention was 
then entertained with a song by the choir and a solo by 
Miss Almeta Kennedy, of LaGrange. 

The President announced the following committees: 

Statistics and Finance — A. S. Kelly, 1ST. D. Myers, 
F. Ward. 

Religious Exercises — I. L. Chestnutt, J. T. Dixon, H. J. 
Whitehurst. 

Examination and Ordination — J. J. Harper, M. T. Moye, 
D. W. Davis, W. R. Williams, Rufus Swain. 

Ministerial Character — M. J. Whitley, G. R. Brinson, 
S. F. Freeman, W. C. Jarman, R. C. Conner. 

Sunday Schools — W. J. Grumpier, Geo. T. Tyson, J. I>. 
Burns. 

Nomination of Officers — S. W. Sumrell, W. H. Hardi- 
on, J. S. Tunstill, H. T. Dunn, J. D. May. 

Evangelizing — C. W. Howard, H. S. Davenport, W. H. 
Price, H. S. Carowan, T. W. Phillips. 

The roll of churches was called and the communications 
were passed over to the committee on Statistics and Finance. 

On motion of Bro. Geo. T. Tyson the Church at Pungo 
Chapel was re-instated on the list of Churches and all others 
left off by mistake. The Convention was entertained at 
this moment with singing by the choir. 

Bro. C. R. Miller of Washington delivered his address on 
the Church of Christ and its mission. It elicited a spirited 
discussion in which brethren McNamara, S. G. Sutton, J. J. 
Harper and J. L. Burns. At the close of the discussion the 
Convention adjourned until 2 o'clock for dinner. Benedic- 
tion by Bro. C. W. Howard. 

The Convention assembled at 2 o'clock. After singing 



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"Firmly stand for God," Bro. J. L. Burns offered prayer. 

The roll of churches was called and letters passed over to 
Committee on Finance. Springfield, Hyde county, was 
stricken from the roll as the organization there has ceased 
to exist. It was announced by Bro. D. W. Davis that 
Bro. D. A. Brindle was quite sick and the Convention en- 
gaged in prayer for his recovery, led by Bro. M. T. Moye. 

Bro. J. L. Burns made an appeal for the Edenton Mission, 
urging that the Convention take hold of this point and or- 
ganize a permanent work. Bro. P. S. Swain made a simi- 
lar appeal for Plymouth which was urged by brethren S. F, 
Freeman and M. T. Moye. 

Rev. Mr. Smith of the M. E. Church was introduced to 
the Convention and invited to take part in the deliberations. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises reported that Bro. 
J. J. Harper preach on Christian Church to-night. Bro. S. 
G. Sutton at the Episcopal Church and Bro. Thomas Green 
at Corinth. 

Bro. J. R. Tingle delivered his address on our Relation to 
Carolina Christian College. Brethren W. R. Williams, J. 
J Harper, C. W. Howard, J. W. McNamara and Geo. T. 
Tyson spoke in behalf of the College and urged that it re- 
ceive the patronage of all the Disciples. The report of the 
Trustees was adopted. Bro. McNamara made a strong ap- 
peal for the College, which resulted in about $6G.50 being 
raised in cash and pledges. The hour having arrived for 
the election of two Trustees of Carolina Christian College, 
brethren W. R. Williams and Jesse Cannon were unani- 
mously elected. At this hour the Convention adjourned. 
Benediction by Bro. J. W. McNamora. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

The exercises were opened with reading the Scriptures and 
prayer by Bro. D. W. Davis. Bro. J. J. Harper delivered 
a most practical sermon on Business in Religion. A short 
session of the Convention was held. How to increase our 
finances was discussed by brethren Burns and McNaniura. 

It was moved and adopted that each member pay one pen- 
ny for every year he is old, the same be for mission purposes. 
The Convention then adjourned until Thursday morning. 



THIRD DAY. 

The Convention was called to order by the Vice-President. 
Reading John, loth chapter, and prayer by Bro. S. G. Sut- 
ton. 

It was announced that Mrs. Lula Mewborn was quite sick 
and desired the prayers of the Convention. The Conven- 
tion spent a few minutes in silent prayer. 

Bro. Henry Winfield delivered his address on "Sick 
Churches," which was exceedingly practical and struck 
many popular errors. It was discussed by brethren J. N. 
McNamara and S. G. Sutton. 

The report of Committees were called for. The Commit- 
tee on Ministerial Character reported, which report was dis- 
cused by brethren A. J. Moye, C. R. Miller, J. W. McNa- 
mara, P. S. Swain, S. G. Sutton and Thomas Green. The 
report was accepted with the amendment that all the preach- 
ers secure credentials. [See report.] 

On motion of Bro. J. B. Jones, the Recording Secretary 
was authorized to engross and print 2000 copies of the pro- 
ceedings of the Convention and distribute same among the 
churches, and he be allowed $10 for his services. He to 
draw on the Treasurer for the amount. 

The Committee on the nomination of officers for the en- 
suing year made their report, which was adopted. [See 
report.] 

The Board of Managers made report through the Corres- 
responding Secretary, which was adopted. [See report.] 

The Treasurer also made report, which was adopted. [See 
report.] 

Prof. Joseph Kinsey made a stirring appeal for our State 
Mission work, which resulted in $450 being pledged for fu- 
ture work. 

The Convention then adjourned, with benediction by Bro. 
J. B. Jones. 



EVENING SESSION. 

The Convention assembled at 2 o'clock. Prayer by Bro. 
J. B. Jones. The President-elect, Bro. J. J. Harper, took 
the chair, Bro. J. B. Jones was requested to act as Secre- 
tary, pro tern. 

The State Evangelist then made his report, which was re- 
ceived and adopted. [See report.] 



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The Committee on Sunday Schools made report, which 
was received and adopted.. [See report.] 

The Committee on Religions Exercises reported that Bro. 
C. R. Miller preach to-night. 

It was ordered that the Board of Managers pay all back 
dues out of such funds as may come into the hands of the 
Treasurer. 

Washington petitioned for the next session of the Conven- 
tion, and the petition was accepted, and it was unanimously 
agreed to meet with the church in Washington on Tuesday 
after the 4th Lord's day in October, 1896. 

The Convention adjourned to meet at 7 :30. Benediction 
by Bro. J. W. McNamara. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

The Convention assembled at 7:30. Devotional exercises 
conducted by Bro. J. W. McNamara. 

The Committee on Examination having recommended the 
ordination of Bro. Frank A. Coyle, he was solemnly or- 
dained to the work of an Evangelist by brethren J. J. Harper 
and M. T. Moye. The ordination services were very im- 
pressive and all realized the solemnity of the occasion. 

Bro. C. R. Miller, as per appointment, preached a most 
excellent sermon, which was enjoyed by the Convention 
and visitors. 

At the conclusion of the sermon the Convention held a 
short session with President Harper in the chair. 

The thanks of the Convention were tendered the citizens 
of Farmville and community for kindness and hospitality 
shown the delegates and visitors during the Convention. 
Also a resolution of thanks to the Episcopalians for the use 
of their house of worship. 

This closed a pleasant and very harmonious session of the 
Convention. After singing an inspiring song the Conven- 
tion adjourned to meet at time and place designated. Many 
will not meet in Annual Convention again, but may we all 
meet 

" Where congregations never break up, 
And Sabbaths never end." 

J. R. TINGLE, 
J. L. WINFIELD, Vice-President 

Recording Secretary. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 

To the N. C. Christian Missionary Convention : I here- 
with submit the following report. 

RECEIPTS. 

1894. 

Nov. 1. From N. C. C. M. Convention $103 70 

Dec. 18 From Corresponding Secretary 3 00 

1895. 

Jan. 22. From Corresponding Secretary 3 50 

Jan. 22. From Corresponding Secretary of Board 67 

Feb. 19. From Corresponding Secretary 10 50 

Mar. 19. From Corresponding Secretary 7 80 

Apr. 23. From Corresponding Secretary 26 35 

Apr. 23. From Treasurer (advanced) 4 15 

May 21. From Corresponding Secretary 25 00 

July 9. From Corresponding Secretary 6 19 

Total to date $ 190 86 

Oct. 30. Received from Corresponding Secretary 169 96 

$ 360 82 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

Amount paid out as per vouchers: 

1894. 

Nov. 1. Paid to order of J. L. Burns $ 18 66 

Paid to order of J. L. Winfield 55 65 

Dec. 18. Paid to order of J. J. Harper 15 00 

Paid L. T. Rightsel for book 50 

1895. 

Jan. 22. Paid to order of M. T. Moye 15 00 

Feb. 19. Paid to order of M. T. Moye 10 00 

Paid to order of J. J. Harper 10 00 

Mar. 19. Paid State Evangelist 5 00 

Apr. 23. Paid to order of M. T. Moye 12 50 

Paid to order of J. J. Harper 12 50 

Paid Treasurer, by order of Board 4 96 

May 21. Paid to order of J. J. Harper. 12 50 

Paid to order of M. T. Moye 12 50 

July 9. Paid State Evangelist 5 50 

Total to date $ 190 27 

Oct. 31. Paid Corresponding Secretary 169 96 

$350 23 
. J. T. DAVIS, Treasurer, 



12 

REPORTS OR COMMITTEES 



CORRESPONDING SECRETARY'S REPORT. 

Your Corresponding Secretary entered upon his work immediately after 
the last Convention. 

The present Board of Managers found a debt of $180.00. There have 
passed through my hands up to Oct. 30, only $242.02, all of which has been 
paid over to the Treasurer. 

The Board of Managers decided not to apportion the churches but to let 
them say what they were willing to give for State Missions. We were or- 
dered to write to all our preachers asking them to ask their churches to 
make pledges. Only six paid any attention to our appeal. 

We have kept our work before the churches both through the Watch 
Tower and by private correspondence. But to all our appeals only twenty- 
seven churches have given anything. The Board desiring to clear the Con- 
vention of debt, only come under obligations fy> help two points. We ap- 
propriated $100 to Asheville. Bro. J. C. MAtReynolds labored for this 
church and has done a good work. His report of the work there is very 
encouraging. Fifteen have been added to the church and many people of 
the city have heard our plea for the first time. The work there, however, 
is not self-supporting and they ask that they be allowed $100 this year, at 
the end of which, they think, they will be self-supporting. 

Grimesland was allowed $50 to enable them to have regular preaching, 
and Bro. P. S. Swain was put in charge of the work. 

The State Evangelist held a meeting here the last of March, which resulted 
in ten added to the church. The congregations were very small at the be- 
ginning of the year but they have greatly improved and are now having 
fair audiences. During the year they have placed a $13 stove in their 
house and raised $8 on a communion set, and are now making arrange- 
ments to work on their house. 

The Board being afraid to become responsible for the salary of State 
Evangelist, Bro. D. W. Davis took the work on his own responsibility, and 
will make his own report. 

The present debt amounts to $300, and it is earnestly hoped this amount 
will be provided for before the convention shall close. 

P. S. Swain, Cor. Sec. 



REPORT OP STATE EVANGELIST. 

During the year I have visited 22 Churches and Mission 
points, all of whom have contributed toward the support of 
the work. The following 29 Churches did the giving: 

PLEDGED. PAID. 

Athens Chapel $ 16 80. ... $ 3 15 

Ayden 19 00. . . . 17 00 

Armenia , 10 00 . . . 10 00 

Corinth '. .. 30 00.... 30 00 

Christian Hope 5 00.... 2 25 



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PLEDGED. 



PAID. 



Coinjock 

Farmville 

Grimesland 

Hookerton 

Kinston 

New Berne 

Old Ford. 

Pantego 

Poplar Chapel 

Plymouth 

Powell's Point 

Red Oak 

Roanoke Chapel 

Rountrees 

Robersonville 

Stallings X Roads, Church 
Stallings X Roads, S. S . . . , 

Washington, Church 

Washington, S. S 

Wilson , 

Williamston 

Wilsons Mills 

Winston 

Parmele 

LaGrange 

Zion's Chapel , 



4 61 . . . 


4 61 


34 80. . . 


17 35 


17 35... 


14 35 


30 28... 


27 28 


5 00... 


5 00 


143 70... 


99 61 


31 93... 


16 00 


35 05... 


32 05 


12 75.. 


6 75 


11 00... 


5 00 


50 75... 


50 75 


5 00... 


5 00 


28 15... 


14 31 


15 75... 


16 75 


5 75... 


5 75 


1 50 .. 


1 50 


1 50 .. 


1 50 


51 50... 


51 50 


5 00... 


5 00 


152 45... 


. 152 45 


11 46.. . 


9 46 


25 87... 


25 87 


5 00... 


5 00 


16 86... 


16 86 


66 00 


66 00 


7 70... 


6 70 



$ 857 57, 



$ 724 80 



In addition to the above amounts from the Churches, individuals pledged 
and gave as follows: 

W. J. Crumpler $ 

J. A. Burgess 

S. F. Freeman 

N. J. Rouse 

J. C. Hodges 

J. C. McReynolds 

J. I. Brown 

David Smith 

J. L. Burns 

R. A L. Carr 

8. B. Taylor 

Mrs. Dr H. D. Harper 

T. T. Best 

G H. Sumrell 

V. A. Rountree 

D. T. Williams 

Mrs. J. W. Granger 

W. G. Wilson 

H. E. Mosley 

Amount pledged $ 149 00 Paid $112 50 

I have also preached 200 sermons and taken 117 into the Church. You 
will find that there has been pledged $1006.57, of which amount f 837.30 



15 00... 


$ 15 00 


25 00... 


25 00 


10 00. . 


10 00 


5 00... 


5 00 


5 00... 


5 00 


5 00... 


5 00 


5 00... 


5 00 


50... 


50 


1 00... 


1 00 


10 00... 


10 00 


15 00... 


15 00 


1 00... 


1 00 


25 00. .. 




4 00... 




2 50... 




5 00... 


5 00 


5 00... 


5 00 


5 00.. 




5 00... 


5 00 



14 

has been paid. This leaves a balance due of $169.27. I shall do my best 
to collect the full amount, and, as a matter of course, shall turn over into 
the hands of the Treasurer all above my salary. 

If there is any other information I can give you, I shall take great pleas- 
ure in doing so at any time. Respectfully yours, 

D. W. DAVIS. 



EXAMINATION AND ORDINATION. 

We your Committee on Examination and Ordination beg leave to submit 
the following report: 

Bro. F. A. Coyle has been before our Committee and stood a satisfactory 
examination, and we take pleasure in recommending his ordination. 
Respectfully submitted, J. J. Harper, 

M. T. Move, 
D W. Davis. 



MINISTERIAL CHARACTER. 

We the Committee on Ministerial Character submit the following report : 

1. We recommend that E. L. Sowers be suspended from the Convention 
until he shall set himself right with the Church at Powell's Point from 
which he was excommunicated over one year ago. A letter was sent to 
the Convention last year, so we are informed, asking that his name be drop- 
ped, but said letter failed to reach the Convention. He preaches for Sharon, 
Sound Side and Gum Neck. 

2. We find that J. F. Sumrell is in disorder, having been pastor of the 
Church at Powell's Point without ordination by the Convention. The 
Church was also in disorder for employing him as pastor. 

3. We find that nearly all the preachers are in disorder, having failed to 
obtain credentials, as required by fourth article of by-laws. 

The report was adopted after requiring all the preachers to get creden- 
tials. M. J. Whitley, 

S. F. Freeman, 
R. C. Cannon, 
G. R. Brinson, 
W. C. Jarman, 
Committee. 



LORD'S DAY SCHOOLS. 

We your Committee on Lord's Day Schools beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report: 

1st. We find that 44 schools have reported to this Convention, an excess 
of 11 over last year. Total number of pupils reported 2,046 ; total number 
of teachers reported 212 ; total number of volumes in Libraries 343 ; total 
contributions for all purposes $495.63. Washington is the banner school, 
having paid $90.87 of this amount. 

2nd. We suggest and urge that the Board of Managers, recommend 



15 

such a change in the Constitution as will provide for representation' in this 
Convention for a special session in which to transact the work appertaining 
to Lord's day schools. 

3d. That all our ministers be earnestly requested to encourage the inter- 
est of our Lord's day schools in every congregation for which they work. 

4th. We most earnestly urge all Disciples to awake to the importance of 
taking greater interest in Lord's day schools. 

5th. That the Lesson Helps prepared by the Disciples be used, as they 
contain the most valuable and correct instruction — and that we can best ob- 
tain this by the study of the Inter-National Bible Lesson. 

6th. We recommend that the Convention endeavor to put some efficient 
workers in the field to organize and establish on a firm basis Lord's day 
schools in all the churches. W. J. Crumpler, 

G. T. Tyson, 
J. L. Burns, 

Committee. 



ELECTION OF OFFICERS. 

"We your Committee on the election of officers beg leave to submit the 
following officers for the ensuing year with headquarters at Washington, N. C. 

President — J. J. Harper. 

Vice-President — C. VV. Howard. 

Corresponding Secretary — T. W. Phillips. 

Recording Secretary — W. J. Crumpler. 

Treasurer— A. S. Kelly. 

W. H. Stancil, A. K. Stilly, 

Aug. Latham, J. A. Burgess, 

J. L. Winpield, Members. 



ON EVANGELIZING. 

Your Committee on Evangelizing reports as follows: 

1st. We recommend that all debts and outstanding obligations of this 
Convention be paid before any new work is commenced. 

2nd. That the Board of Managers employ suitable evangelists from time 
to time as opportunities occur to do the greatest amount of good. And to 
this end we commend to the favorable consideration of this Convention the 
importance of purchasing a gospel tent in which to hold meetings where 
we have no houses of worship. 

3d. We recommend that each Union Meeting District be requested to 
employ a district evangelist. C. W. Howard, 

T. W. Phillips! 



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LIST OF PREACHERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



NAMES. POST OFFICES. COUNTIES. 

Ayers, Stanly Williamston Martin N. C. 

Adams, D. H Pungo Beaufort " 

Burns, J . L Oakley Pitt 

Bowen, H. C Winston Forsythe 

Brickhouse, W. B Bay Washington 

Brindle, D. A New Berne Craven 

Chestnutt, I. L Snow Hill Greene 

Cobb, W. H . Wbitakers Edgecombe 

Clemmons, J G Kinston Lenoir 

Coyle, F. A Kimberlin Heights Tenn. 

Davis, D. W Washington Beaufort K C. 

Davis, W. M Roper Washington 

Davis, J. T Ormondsville Greene 

Davenport, H. S Fairfield Beaufort 

Davis, C. L Bath Beaufort 

Gurganus, H. S Long Ridge Washington 

Gurganus, J. W Long Ridge Washington 

Gibble, W. J Bonus Jones 

Green, Thos Scuppernong Washington 

Hardison. J. W Jamesville Martin 

Holton, J. W Grantsboro Pamlico 

Holton, Isaac P Grantsboro Pamlico 

Holton, A J Olympia Graven 

Hart, A. C Hookerton Pitt 

Harper, J.J Smithfield. 4 Johnson 

Harper. Dr IT. D Kinston Lenoir 

Howard, C. W Kinston Lenoir 

Hood. N. B Dunn Harnett 

Henderson, J. S Washington Beaufort 

Johnson, J. H Bentonsville Johnson 

Jackson, G. W Long Ridge Washington 

Jennett. W. R Bethany Brooke West Va. 

Jones, J. B Yeatesville Hyde N C. 

Latham, Aug Washington Beaufort. '. 

Move, M. T Wilson Wilson 

McNamara, J. W Washington Beaufort 

McReynolds, J. C Asheville Buncombe 

Parsons. J. B Middleton r raven 

Petree. I). IT New Berne Graven 

Respess. J. B Bunyan Beaufort 

Rightsell. L. T Ayden Pitt 

Swain, C. H Roper Washington 

Swain. P. S Plymouth Pitt. ..; 

Sumrell, S. W Grifton Pitt 

Tingle, J. R Ayden Pitt 

Winfield, Henry New Berne Craven 

Winfield, J. L Washington Beaufort 

Winfield, J. R . .Pantego Beaufort 

Winfield, W. O Elizabeth City Pasquotank 

Whitley, T. W Bath Beaufort 

Wentz, A. C Roper Washington 

18 



19 

CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 



Art. I. This Organization shall be called the North Carolina Christian 
Missionary Convention. 

AitT. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread 
of the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds for 
other fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of 
Christ, who have, been sent by their respective churches, or by an associa- 
tion of churches, as delegates to its Annual Convention 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. 
All Evangelists whose names appear on the list of preachers of this Conven- 
tion are members by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Record- 
ing Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer, who shall be elect- 
ed annually, and hold their respective offices until their successors are elected. 

Art. VI. Each congregation belonging to this Convention may adopt 
such method of supplying itself with regular preaching as it may deem 
most practicable; provided, however, if any church or congregation shall 
call to its ministry a man of unworthy character, or take any action that 
would injure the cause or hinder progress, then such church shall be ad- 
judged disorderly. 

Art. VII. There shall be elected annually five members, who, togeth- 
er with the officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board of Managers, 
whose duty it shall be to carry into execution the work of the Convention. 
They shall meet on call of the President, and, during the interval between 
the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body, employ evange- 
lists and agents, and direct them in their field of labor. They shall keep a 
full record of their proceedings, and make report through the Correspond- 
ing Secretary at the Annual Convention, making such recommendations as 
they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall constitute a quorum for 
the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice-President, and Recording Secretary 
shall perform the duties usually belonging to such offices at the Annual 
Convention. The Corresponding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay 
them to the Treasurer, keeping an account of the same. He may also be 
employed as General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums paid him 
for services. The Treasurer shall receive from the Corresponding Secre- 
tary all funds, pay them out on order of the Clerk of the Board, keep an 
accurate account of the same, and make report at the Annual Convention. 

Art. IX. The Annual Convention may annually contribute a percent 
age of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Chris- 
tian Missionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined by the Con- 
vention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday after the 4th 



20 

Lord's day in October, at such place as may have been determined by the 
last Annual Convention. In case the Convention shall have failed to ap- 
point a place, the Board shall select the place of meeting. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds 
of the members present at any regular meeting of the Convention ; provided 
such amendment shall have first been recommended by the Board, or a year's 
notice shall have been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be 
known as Union meeting Districts, and each district may choose its own 
method of works, and may contribute its collections for missionary purpos- 
es, or any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Art. XIII. All who contemplate entering the ministry, and becoming 
members of the N. 0. C. M. Convention shall be examined by a committee 
of five on examination for ordination, appointed by the President of the 
Convention and duly ordained by said Convention. 

Art. XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any organization, 
taking part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall be subject to the 
authority of the Convention; and any congregation or individual member 
who will not submit to the authority of the Convention shall be considered 
disorderly. 



No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of the Convention as re- 
gards devising ways and means for the spreod of the Gospel, ministers, in- 
dividual members, and congregations shall be required to answer to the 
Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or individual member, con- 
trary to the deliberations of the Convention, shall be considered disorderly. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a committee of 
three shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minister, or individual 
member, and three others, chosen by the Board or President of the Con- 
vention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be provided with creden- 
tials by the Convention, and shall not ask congregations to accept them 
without said credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp with it all proceed- 
ings and actions of an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty of insubordination shall be suspension from the 
Convention ; but all possible moderation shall be used in deciding questions 
of insubordination . 



*r 



BOARD OF MANAGERS 



President — J. J. Harper, Smithfield, N. C. 
Vice-President — C. W. Howard, Kinston, N. C. 
Recording Sec 'y — W. J. Crumpler, Washington, N. C. 
Corresponding Sec'y—T. W. Phillips, " ■-■'"' 
Treasurer — A. S. Kelly, Washington, N. G. 



MEMBERS. 

W. H. Stangil, Aug. Latham, 

J. L. Winfield, A. K. Stilly, 

J. A. Burgess. 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE- 



Fifty=Second Annual Session 



OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 



grijftian ||ife?ionai 1 j wjkonveqtion, ji 



4& 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



| Washington, Beaufort County, N. C, | 



00T0BEE 27, 28, and 29, 1896. 



IX WASHINGTON, N. C. 

jj The Watch-Tower Publishing Company, 

| 1806 

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PROCEEDINGS 



-OF THE 



Fifty=Second Annual Session 



-OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 



grigtian jrai^ionai'ij ConVBi)tion, 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



Washington, Beaufort County, N. C, 



OCTOBER 27, 28, and 29, 1896. 



WASHINGTON, N. C. 

The Watch-Tower Publishing Company, 
1896 



LIST OF PREACHERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



NAMES. POST OFFICES. COUNTIES. 

Ayers, Stanly Williamston Martin K C 

Adams, D. IT Pungo Beaufort 

Burns, J. L Robesonville Pitt " 

Bowen, H. C . . Winston Forsythe 

Brickhouse, W. B Mackeys Ferry Washington 

Cobb, W. H. . . . Whitakers Edgecombe 

Davis, D. W Wilson Wilson " 

Davis, J. T Ormondsville Greene * ' 

Davenport, H. S South Creek Beaufort " 

Davis, C. L Leech ville Beaufort " 

Gurganus, H. S Plymouth ...Washington " 

Gibble, W. J Bonus Jones 

Green, Thos Roper Washington 

Hardison, J. W Jamesville Martin " 

Holton, J. W Grantsboro Pamlico " 

Holton, Isaac P Reelsboro Pamlico " 

Holton, A, J Olympia Pamlico " 

Hart, A. C Hookerton Pitt " 

Harper, J. J Smithfield Johnson " 

Harper, Dr. H. D Kinston Lenoir 

Howard, C. W Kinston Lenoir " 

Hood, N. B Dunn Harnett " 

Henderson, J. S Washington Beaufort 

Johnson, J. H Dobbersville Wayne " 

Jackson, G. W Plymouth Washington 

Jones, J. B Yeatesville Hyde 

Latham, Aug Washington Beaufort " 

Lee, C. E '. Bunyan Beaufort " 

Moye, M. T Wilson Wilson 

McNamara, J. W Littleton Halifax " 

Petree, D. H Kinston Lenoir " 

Respess, J. B Bunyan Beaufort. , " 

Rightsell, L. T Ayden Pitt " 

Rogers, I. W Dunn Harnett ' ' 

Swain, C. H Roper Washington " 

Swain, P. S Plvmouth Pitt " 

Sumrell, S. W Grifton Pitt. " 

Spruill, J. A Plymouth Washington " 

Tingle, J. R Ayden Pitt " 

Tyson, Y. T Leech ville Beaufort ... " 

Winfield, Henry New Berne Craven " 

Winfield. J. L Washington Beaufort " 

Winfield', J. R Pantego Beaufort " 

Winfield, W. O Bath Beaufort «■* 

Whitley, T. W Bath. ... Beaufort " 

Winfield, J. V. Bayboro Pamlico " 



PROCEEDINGS 

— OF THE — 

NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY 
. CONVENTION. 

FIRST DAY. 

The fifty-second annual session of the Convention met 
with the Church in Washington, Beaufort county, October 
27-29, 1896. 

Several ministers and delegates assembled at the church 
on Monday night preceding the opening of the Convention 
on Tuesday morning, and had a most pleasant and delight- 
ful association — talking over the work of the past year and 
the outlook for the future. 

On Tuesday morning the delegates assembled and were 
entertained with inspiring songs rendered by the choir of 
the Washington church. Bro. I. L. Chestnutt read the 
holy scriptures and invoked the blessings of our Heavenly 
Father upon the work of the Convention. 

President J. J. Harper took the chair and called the Con- 
vention to order at 9 :30. Bro. Aug. Latham welcomed the 
Convention to the hospitalities of the Church in a neat 
and appropriate address. He was responded to by Bro. M. 
T. Moye of Wilson, who accepted the tendered hospitalities 
in a warm tender address. 

The President delivered his annual address, which refer- 
red to the work of the past year, our defects, the way to 
improve on our plans, and he suggested the importance of 
obedience to authority as the only means of carrying for- 
ward our cause to success and victory. The address was 
exceedingly practical and was well received by the Con- 
vention. 

The President then took the chair and called the Conven- 
tion to order. 

The following committees were then announced: 

On Finance wj 1 , Ward, H, W, Johnson, P. S. Swaittr 



Religious Exercises — J. J. Harper, A. S. Kellv, A. B. 
Whitley. 

Examination and Ordination — J. R. Tingle, D. H. 
Petree, H. C. Bowen. 

Ministerial Character — J. H. Ricks, GL F. Roberson, 
Stephen Whealton, S. L. Wallace. 

Lord's Day Schools— H. C. Bowen, C. E. Lee, W. H. 
Price. 

Evangelizing — C. W. Howard, M. C. Smith, S. L. Wal- 
lace, N. D. Myres, W. J. Bowen. 

Grouping— M. T. Moye, J. J. Rawls, J. A. Spruill, W. 
U. Leggett, H. T. Dunn. 

Election of Officers— W. R. Williams, W. H. Standi], 
J. J. Rawls. 

On motion, Bro. L. T. Rightsell was appointed to report 
proceedings for Evening Messenger and other papers. 

The President called the roll of Churches and several let- 
ters were passed over to the Committee on Finance. 

On motion, the name of Robbins S. H. was changed to 
Buelah. The name of Dardens S. H. was, on motion, drop- 
ped from the roll. 

On motion, Elizabeth City and Oregon were ordered 
placed upon the roll of Churches. 

On motion, a committee on Grouping the Churches was 
appointed. [See committee above.] 

On motion, the Convention adjourned till to-morrow. 

The evening was occupied by the C. W. B. M. and a very 
interesting session was held. The C. W. B. M. held morn- 
ing session in the Baptist Church. The proceedings will be 
found at close of Convention proceedings. 



- SECOND DAY. 

The Convention met promptly at 7 :30. Devotional exer- 
cises by Prof. L. T. Rightsell. The President called the 
Convention to order. The roll of churches was called and 
several responded by letters and delegates. 

On motion, Bro. J. A. Davis was made a delegate from 
Hooker ton. 

The committee on Religious Exercises reported that Bro, 



W. G. Johnston preach at Christian Church at 8 p. m. and 

Bro. D. H. Petree at First Baptist Church. 
Various committees reported. [See reports elsewhere.] 
Bro. H. C. Bowen delivered his address on the Mission 

and Message of the Disciples. It was discussed by Bro. C. 

W. Howard. 

On motion, of Bro. I. L. Chestnutt, Greenville be made 

headquarters for the Board of Managers. The motion was 

lost and report referred back to committee. After some 

miscellaneous business the Convention adjourned for dinner. 



EVENING SESSION. 

The Convention met at 2 p. m. Devotional exercises by 
.Bro. S. W. Sumrell. 

Prof. A. F. Moon, president of Carolina Christian College, 
delivered an address on Christian Education which was ex- 
ceedingly appropriate and it was listened to by an attentive 
audience. It was discussed by Bro. W. G. Johnston. 

The Board of Managers submitted their report and recom- 
mend changes in the Constitution. [See report.] 

The treasurer made his report which showed that the 
Convention was out of debt and $186.05 in hand for future 
work . -_ 

The trustees of Carolina Christian College submitted a 
brief report. [See report.] 

As the time of two of the Trustees had expired, brethren 
S. L. Wallace of James ville and M. F. Sumrell of Ayden 
were nominated and elected. 

On motion the Convention adjourned till 7 :30. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

The Convention assembled at 7 :36. -Devotional exercises 
conducted by Bro. J. H. Johnson. 

The regular order of business was passed over and Bro. 
W, G. Johnston delivered the Annual Sermon before the 0, 



W. B. M., taking for his text, "She has done what she 
could." It was a practical sermon and full of wholesome 
lessons. It was well received by the Convention. 

Bro. A. McLean having arrived he was requested to ad- 
dress the Convention. He soon had the attention of the 
Convention. His remarks showed that he was fully devoted 
to the conversion of the whole world. Bro. McLean is the 
Corresponding Secretary of the Foreign Missionary Society 
with headquarters at Cincinnati, Ohio. He has made a 
tour of the Globe and gave the Convention part of what he 
saw and heard. 

After singing "Shout the tidings of Salvation," the Con- 
vention adjourned until Thursday morning 9:30. 



THIRD DAY. 

The Convention met promptly at 9 :30. Devotional exer- 
cises by Bro. Henry Winfield. The President called the 
house to order and at once proceeded to business. 

On motion, the new church, New Hope, was added to the 
list of churches. 

The Committees on Finances and Statistics and also Lord's 
Day Schools, made reports which were adopted. See reports. 

Applications to hold the next session of the Convention 
were received from New Berne, Pantego, Grifton, Salem, 
Zion's Chapel, Dunn and La Grange. Pantego receiving 
the largest number of votes was declared the place for hold- 
ing the next session. 

The Committee on Nomination of Officers submitted the 
following report which was adopted. 

President — W. J. Crumpler. 
Vice-President — Augustus Latham. 
Corresponding Secretary — A. S. Kelley. 
Recording Secretary — J. L. Winfield. 
Treasurer— -T. W. Phillips. 

At 10:30 Bro. W. G. Johnston delivered his address on 
Bible doctrine of Sanctification. Bro. I. W. Rodgers opened 
the discussion and much light was thrown upon the subject. 

At this stage of the proceedings the Convention suspended 
tjie regular Order of business and our State Mission Work 



was discussed by T. W. Phillips, J. B. Jones, Augustus 
Latham, W. G. Johnstou, M. T. Moye, A. McLean and J. 
L. .Burns. Much interest was manifested in our State work 
and the discussion was productive of much good. 

The Committee on Temperance submitted their report 
which was discussed warmly by several brethren. [See 
report.] 

The Convention adjourned until 2 p. m. 



EVENING SESSION. 

The Convention met as per adjournment. Devotional 
exercises by J. A. Spruill. 

The Committee on Examination and Ordination made re- 
port. [See report.] 

Brethren I. W. Rodgers, of Dunn, and J. A. Spruill, of 
Plymouth were solemnly set apart as Evangelists by prayer 
and imposition of hands. 

Bro. D. H. Petree delivered his address on Our Agree- 
ment and Disagreement with the Denominations and the 
Reasons Why. It was an able paper. It was discussed by 
Bro. J. R. Tingle. A proposition was made to print the 
address and distribute same among the people ; the cost of 
publication to be met by voluntary subscriptions. 

The Committee on Evangelizing made report which was 
discussed by brethren H. C. Bowen, J. B. Jones and D. W. 
Davis. The report was adopted. [See report.] 

The Committees on Lord's Day Schools and Ministerial 
Character made report. [See report.] 

Bro. H. W. Johnson made timely remarks on our Sunday 
School work. 

The President called the roll of preachers, and the dead 
were removed, post offices changed and new names added. 

On motion, Bro. H. C. Bowen was appointed to prepare 
an obituary of our lamented brother, John W. Gurganus, 
and have same printed in the minutes. 

On motion, the Recording Secretary was ordered to print 
2000 copies of the proceedings of the Convention, distribute 
same among the churches, and be allowed ten dollars for his 
services. 

On motion, all ordained ministers be added to the list of 
preachers. 

The thanks of the Convention were tendered to the church 



and citizens of the town for kindness and hospitality ; and 
also to the Baptist brethren for the use of their house of 
worship. Also to the livery men for reduction given dele- 
gates in taking care of team. The thanks were tendered the 
transportation lines for courtesies. 

A motion was introduced by Bro. H. C. Bowen, that no 
person be admitted as a member of the Convention un- 
less he is examined by a committee appointed by the Con- 
vention, or by a committee appointed by the Board of 
Managers. 

At 7 :30 a large congregation assembled at the opera house. 
Devotional exercises by D. H. Petree. Prayer by Rev. Mr. 
Alderman of the Baptist church. Bro. D. H. Petree intro- 
duced Bro. A. McLean, Corresponding Secretary of Foreign 
Missions, who delivered an eloquent lecture on World-wide 
Missions. He told of suffering humanity in heathen lands 
and endeavored to impress upon the minds of his hearers 
the necessity of obeying the command of our Lord, "Go 
preach the gospel to every creature." He was frequently 
applauded, and at the conclusion of the lecture a collection 
was taken amounting to $24. At the conclusion of the ser- 
vice, Rev. R. J. Moorman, of the Methodist church, arose 
and paid an eloquent tribute to our retiring pastor of the 
church at Washington, Bro. J. J. Harper. 

Benediction by Rev. Mr. Moorman of the M. E. Church. 

Thus ended one of the most harmonious sessions of our 
Convention. The spirit of the Master seemed to pervade 
the entire body. All united in singing "God be with you 
till we meet again." 

The fifty second Annual Convention adjourned to meet at 
Pantego on Tuesday after the fourth Lord's Day in Octo- 
ber, 1897. 

J. J. HARPER, President. 

W. J. CRUMPLER, Recording Secretary. 



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CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S BOARD OF MISSIONS SESSION. 



The ladies Auxiliary to the C. W. B. M. assembled in an- 
nual Convention in the Baptist church at 9 a. m. Bible 
lesson, 115th Psalm. Prayer by Bro. H. C. Bo wen. Song 

710. Roll call of auxiliaries by State Secretary, Mrs. Tull, 
and the following responded : Washington, Pantego, Kins- 
ton, Catharine Lake and Farmville. 

Paper, "Will it Pay to spend Money in State Develop- 
ment?"— Mrs. McNamara. Song, 721. 

Bro. Johnson, who was to deliver the Annual Sermon to 
the C. W. B. M., being absent, we adjourned to meet in the 
Christian church at 1 :30 p. m. 

Evening session opened by sining "Send the Light." Bi- 
ble lesson, 96 Psalm. Prayer by Bro. J. L. Burns. Song, 

711. Expressions of thanks and sentence prayers were of- 
fered by a number of the sisters present. Song, "The king- 
dom is coming." Annual Address by the President and re- 
port of the Secretary were attentively listened to. Song, 621. 

Short Papers: "Oar work in Jamaica, by Miss Mary Kil- 
patrick; "Our work in India," by Miss Ida McLawhon; 
"Our work in the United States," by Mrs. J. A. Burgess; 
"Our work in Mexico," by Mrs. W. J. Crumpler. 

Query: "Does the C. W. B. M. help or hinder other de- 
partments of church work," was ably discussed by Bro. H. 
C. Bowen, who showed the auxiliary to be an important 
factor of the church. 

Recitation, by Miss Mary Burgess. Closing song, "Shout 
the Tidings of Salvation." 

Benediction by Bro. J. L. Winfield. 

Alice Robinson, 
Recording Secretary, Pro tern. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEES OF C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 

We, your Committee on Nomination, beg to submit the following names 
of officers for the present year: Mrs. Clara Grainger, President; Mrs. Mat- 
tie Rouse, Vice President; Mrs. "W. R. Tull, Sec. ; Miss Lillie Rouse, Rec. 
Sec; Mrs. Alice Fields. Treas. ; Mrs. T. R. Rouse, Superintendent of 
Children's Work; Mrs. S. R. Dixon, Organizer; Mrs. Helen Draughan, 
Editor of column in the Watch Tower. Advisory Board remains the same 
as last year. Mits. Draughan, 

Miss McLawhon, 
Miss Burgess, 

Committee* 



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We your committee beg leave to submit our report and 
highly appreciate what has been done in the past to further 
the interest of the cause of Christ in the field of our work : 

1st. That we make our best endeavor to swell our offerings for the sup- 
port of all our missionaries, thus expressing our appreciation of the gener- 
ous help given by the General Board to Winston, N. C, in this time of 
special need while completing the church, 

2nd. The urgent need of an organizer and the best method to increase 
the State fund. Further, after a stipulated amount from each auxiliary is 
paid in, the Board may be empowered to employ a suitable organizer and 
support the same. 

3rd. That the auxiliary be requested to observe the public days ap- 
pointed by the Board of the National C. W. B. M. 

4th. To provide for representation from the several auxiliaries, also in 
the general convention. 

5th. We urge that the auxiliaries be more punctual in sending in re- 
ports to our State Secretary. Mrs. S. R. Dixon, 

Mrs. W. J. Crumfler, 
Mrs. S. J. Wooten, 
Mrs. O. K. Stilley, 
Mtss IdaMcLawhon, 

Committee. 

LITTLE BUILDER'S EXERCISES. 

Tuesday Night — The church was packed to its utmost 
capacity, and many could not gain admittance. The song, 
"Children's Hour," by the band was beautifully rendered. 
Lola Winfield read 20th Psalm. Mrs. O. K. Stilley led in 
prayer, after which followed the roll- call of delegates and 
report of State Superintendent of children's work by Mrs, 
Rouse. 

"Have you heard of Jesus?" was most beautifully render- 
ed, after which followed song-quartette, "Loving Helpers," 
"Little Lights," by twenty-two boys and girls. All the ex- 
ercises were well rendered and were listened to by an appre- 
ciative audience. Sketches of the Washington and other 
bands were read, and a collection amounting to about $8.00 
was taken up. Benediction by J. J. Harper. 

The children will soon come upon the scene and take the 
places of their seniors, and in order that they may render 
the greatest service to the cause of Christ, they must be 
trained in mind and heart in every department of church 
work. God bless the children and their instructors. 



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REPORTS OK COMMITTEES 



BOARD OF MANAGERS. 

We began our work immediately after the adjournment of the Conven- 
tion. We found that after paying out the money received at the Conven- 
tion together with amount received from former treasurer, that we were 
still in debt about three hundred dollars; and in order to liquidate this in- 
debtedness and place the Board in a condition to plan for and carry on im- 
portant mission work, we decided to make an apportionment among the 
churches. The apportionment was made, which, together with pledges 
received at the Convention amounted to about $800. 

After some correspondence with Evangelists in regard to holding a series 
of tent meetings for us, we decided that with a depleted treasury and ob- 
ligations before us that we could not meet to abandon the idea of tent meet- 
ings as impracticable. Later on it was our desire to put an Evangelist in 
the field to hold meetings at some few important mission points, where we 
thought the greatest amount of good might be done and the cause estab- 
lished. But here again we were confronted by an empty treasury, and 
with apportionments and pledges coming in so slow as to cause us to deem 
it unwise and impracticable to increase expenditures or assume greater ob- 
ligations. However, we decided to direct our efforts to Elizabeth City, 
Greenville, Beaufort and Plymouth, and in order to have a meeting held at 
these and some few other points ; certain ministers were requested to ask 
for leave of absence from their respective congregations and hold a meet- 
ing at the points named most convenient to them, the Board assuming ac- 
tual expenses of these meetings. This effort resulted as follows: Bro. A. 
J. Holton preached one week in the town of Beaufort, the county seat of 
Carteret, and while no additions were reported as a result of the meeting 
our cause was doubtless strengthened and much good done by his earnest 
labors. Bro. W. O. Winfield held a meeting at Fairfield, Hyde county, 
with satisfactory results. 

The brethren at Plymouth have done good work during the year. They 
have, with the assistance of the Roanoke Union secured a very desirable 
lot on which to build a house and to this end are directing their efforts at 
present. Bro. D. W. Davis held a meeting in Elizabeth City, preaching 
twenty-days and as a result thirty-two were added to the church. These 
together with other successful meetings were held by our brethren without 
expense to the Board . 

The Greenville mission was before the Board and duly considered. Our 
President, J. J. Harper, was requested to visit this point and ascertain the 
number of Disciples there, arrange for monthly preaching and for a series 
of meetings to be held during the summer months. Bro. Harper visited 
Greenville as requested and reported the result of his investigations, which 
the Board considered very satisfactory and decided to push the work at 
once. An evangelist was secured and a meeting planned for July. But 
certain brethren in Greenville failed to endorse the action of the Board, 
and we were informed by them that they preferred to select the 
man to hold their meeting and arrange the date of same. Therefore the 
Board failing to receive the endorsement and co-operation of these certain 
brethren, was obliged to abandon their efforts at that point and leave the 
work in the hands of the brethren there. 

Applications have been made to the Board and we have examined and 



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ordained Bros. C. E. Lee, J. V. Winfield and G. T. Tyson to the work of 
Evangelists and we recommend that their names be added to the list of 
preachers. 

The Board of Managers recommended the following changes in the con- 
stitution: 

1st. That article vii be amended by striking out the first line and made 
to read, "The officers of the Convention shall constitute a Board of Man- 
agers," &c. 

2nd. That article xHi be amended by adding the following: "But the 
Board of Managers may examine and ordain such applicants, or appoint a 
committee to do so, when the convention is not in session," and that the 
word "five" in line three be stricken out and the word three inserted in lieu 
thereof. 

3rd. The Board also recommends that a competent man be put into the 
field as Evangelist, not to preach for any organized congregation, but only 
where there is no organization; that he be under the direction of the Board 
of Managers and make monthly reports to them ; that he be paid for the 
time actually engaged in the work, that funds to pay such salary be se- 
cured in cash and good pledges at this Convention, and that the Evange- 
lizing committee be entrusted with the matter of securing a suitable man 
for the place. 

4th. In view of the constant agitation of the subject in some localities, 
the Board suggests the propriety of considering the practicability of ar- 
ranging certain churches into districts or groups, in order to better pastoral 
service and more efficient work. 

The Board also recommended that the following By-Law be adopted : 

The officers elected at each annual Convention shall assume the responsi- 
bility of their respective offices on adjournment of the session at which they 
were elected. T. W. Phillips, Corresponding Secretary. 



GROUPING COMMITTEE. 

Committee to consider the advisability of grouping the churches in the 
State submit the following: 

1. The important and attendant results of such a change demand thor- 
ough investigation by each church represented in this body; we therefore 
would refer the matter to the congregations during the next conference 
year, with an earnest request that the views of the brotherhood, through 
their representatives, be plainly and unmistakably made at the Convention of 
1897. 

2. If any clause in our constitution is so interpreted, as to forbid any ac- 
tion in this direction, that it be so changed or amended as to express the de- 
sire of the churches. 

3. We recommend all churches which will be benefitted by grouping, to 
consult together and put its plan in active operation at once. 



MINISTERIAL CHARACTER. 

Committee on Ministerial Character reports as follows: That to the ex- 
tent of our knowledge, all our ministers are discharging all their duties 
fairly well. We recommend that, the president call the roll of ministers that 



the names of those who have died or removed toother states may be strick- 
en from the minutes and that those who may have changed their residence 
may have their post office address changed. 



LORD'S DAY SCHOOLS. 

Since the appointment of your committee on Lord's Day Schools the 
Convention has held a Sunday School mass meeting. They request the 
ministerial association to extend their time to three days that they may use 
the third day for Convention. Bro. Henry Johnson of Pantego, N. C, 
was elected Secretary of Sunday School work to forward this interest from 
now until next May. A small amount was raised for the expense of the 
work, and we urge that the Sunday School workers increase this fund that 
it may meet the full needs of the work. We further recommend, 

1 That some special attention be given to Sunday School interest at the 
State Convention. 

2. That every Union Meeting district hold a Lord's Day School Conven- 
tion in connection with the Union Meetings, or at some other time. 

3. That we be careful in the selection of our literature and helps, giving 
the preference to that prepared by the Disciples of Christ. 

4. That we use the song books prepared by our own brethren, which 
contain correct Scriptural teaching. 

5. That our Evangelist and pastors use their best endeavors to organize 
and encourage schools in every neighborhood. 



TEMPERANCE. 

Resolved, That it is the sense of this Convention, that no man who drinks 
alcohol as a beverage can be classed as a temperance man, and that we be- 
lieve in the prohibition by law of the manufacture, sale and importation 
of all alcoholic beverages, and that we favor the election of clean, temper- 
ate men to office, who will work for the suppression of this iniquitous 
traffic. 



ON EVANGELIZING. 

Your Committee on Evangelizing after hearing and considering the pe- 
titions and propositions coming before them, beg leave to recommend : 
That a suitable man be employed as State Evangelist to labor under the 
direction of the Board of Managers of the State Convention, and that he be 
directed to devote his entire time to a limited number of mission 
points; these points to be selected by this Convention or by the Board of 
Managers. We recommend E. City, Greenville and Plymouth as import- 
ant places with bright prospects for establishing churches. And we fur- 
ther recommend that B. H. Melton, now of Kentucky, but a native of this 
State, be employed to take charge of this work. The Committee believes 
Bro. Melton is in every way fully qualified and will make the work a 
success. Respectfully submitted, C. W. Howard, 

M. C. Smith, 
H. Wallace, 
N. D. Myers, 

Committee. 



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CAROLINA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. 

The Trustees of the C. C. College desire to report that they had several 
meetings during the first half of the year They ordered several improve- 
ments of a small, though urgent nature. Prof. Rightsell presented his 
resignation as President, and Prof. Moon was employed. The school, now 
is very encouraging, and things are bright for the future. $47.13 have 
been paid on the debt which is now some more than $375. 00. We find that 
some pledges have not been paid. We also paid out about $9.00 for im- 
provements alluded to above. The school now has about 75 students closely 
divided as to sex. The Committee and Trustees hope that the Convention 
will take immediate steps to liquidate the debt. The Trustees regret that 
the Secretary of the Board is not present, otherwise the report would be 
more satisfactory . W. 11. Williams, 

C. W. Howaed, 
I. L. Chestnutt, 

Committee. 



EXAMINATION AND ORDINATION. 

We, your Committee on Examination and Ordination, beg leave to sub- 
mit the following report; J. A. Spruill and I. W. Rogers appeared before 
us and passed a satisfactory examination, We therefore recommend that 
they be ordained. Respectfully submitted, J. R. Tingle, 

H. C. Bowen, 
D. II. Petree. 



NOMINATION OF OFFICERS, 

The Committee to whom was referred the nomination of officers of the 
Convention for the ensuing year beg leave to report: 

President — W. J. Crumpler; Vice President — Augustus Latham ; Corres- 
ponding Secretary — A. S. Kelly ; Recording Secretary — J. L. Winfield ; 
Treasurer— T. W. Phillips. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

To the N. C. Christian Missionary Convention. I here- 
with submit the following report. 

1895-96. RECEIPTS. 

Oct. 31. To amount received from former Treasurer f 59 

To receipts of Convention at Farmville comprising State 

Missions, Minute fund, &c 164 50 

Dec. 3. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary... 1 50 

1896. 

Jan. 27. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 9 50 

Jan. 28. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 3 50 

Jan. 28. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 10 50 



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Feb. 1. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Feb. 8. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Feb. 13. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. 

Feb. 15. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Feb. 25. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Apr. 6, To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Apr. 27. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

May 2. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

June 10. To amount received from Corresponding Secretar}^. . . 

July 7. To amount received from C. N.. Nurney for Wilson. . 

July 27. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Aug. 8. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Aug. 8. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Aug. 27. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Sept. 2. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Sept. 10. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Oct. 20. To amount received from Corresponding Secretary. . . 

Oct. 29. Receipts of Convention at Washington, comprising 

State Missions and Minute fund 270 59 

Total $ 563 04 



7 05 


1 25 


5 00 


5 00 


5 00 


10 00 


4 25 


2 59 


3 00 


20 00 


8 00 


7 50 


55 


2 00 


4 57 


5 00 


11 60 



DISBURSEMENTS. 

1895. Amount paid out as per vouchers. 

Oct. 31. By amount paid P. S. Swain $ 38 50 

Oct. 31. By amount paid J. J. Harper 17 00 

Oct. 31. By amount paid M. T. Moye 17 00 

Oct. 31. By amount paid I." L. Cliestnutt 5 84 

Nov. 6. By amount paid J. C . McReynolds 35 00 

Nov. 20. By amount paid J. L. Winfield for minutes 46 50 

1896. 

Feb. 1. By amount paid J. L Winfield for Church letters. . . 2 25 

Feb. 1. By amount paid W. J. Grumpier 188 

Feb. 11. By amount paid J. J. Harper (fare to Greenville) 2 00 

Aug. 11. By amount paid J. J. Harper on voucher 11 00 

Aug 17. By amount paid M. T. Moye on voucher 11 00 

Aug. 17. By amount paid P. S. Swain on voucher 22 17 

Aug. 19. By amount paid J. C. McReynolds on voucher 17 00 

Oct. 26. By amount paid J. J. Harper on voucher •. . . 22 00 

Oct. 29. By amount paid I. L. Chestnutt on voucher 3 00 

Oct. 29. By amount paid M. T. Moye on voucher 22 00 

Oct. 29* By amount paid P. S. Swain on voucher 44 35 

Oct. 29. By amount paid J. C. McReynolds on voucher 34 00 

Oct. 29. By amount paid T. W. Phillips (Corresponding Sec). 50 00 

$ 397 49 

GRAND TOTAL. 

Receipts of Treasurer $ 563 04 

Amount paid out 397 49 

Amount in hands of Treasurer $ 165 55 

Amount received since Convention 15 50 

Total amount on hanrl ,,,,.........,, .,,,,., $ 181 05 



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Sinclairs Creek 'Beau fort j Handy Dowdy. . 

Beaver Dam. . Beaufort J. B. Tetterton. . 

Edward's Mills Beaufort i Miss Millie Mixon 

Athens Chapel Beaufort . . J. H. Oden 

Pantego Beaufort ST. H. Whitley . . 

Old Ford ! Beaufort Bertha Hodges. . 

Asheville ! Beaufort j W. K. Benton . . 

Kitt Swamp.. .Craven E. C. Gaskins. . . 

Bethany Craven 'Melissa May 

Oak Grove Craven ! Ann Sutton 

Dunn I Harnett (Mamie AVilson. . . 

Makelyville. . . Hyde J. II. Edwards. . 

Mt. Olive Hyde J. E. Smith wick 

Rose Bay Hyde J. B. Porter 

Scranton |Hyde T. C. Bishop 

Armenia ! Jones E. B. Isler 

Pleasant Hill. .Jones I Luther King 

Mill Creek .... Johnson Ivy W. Rose 

Bethel \ Lenoir Maud Sumrell . . 

La Grange . . .Lenoir N. W. Kennedy. 

Kinston Lenoir II. E. Moseley . 

Kalah Princess Ann, Va L. I. Batten . 

Sweet Home . . Martin B. S. Cowen 

Poplar Chapel. Martin E. M. Davis. . . . 

Ayden Pitt J. R, Smiih .... 

Antioch Pitt S. M. Albritton . . 

Bethany . .Pamlico J. J. Brinson 

Bay Creek Pamlico Bryan Jones 

Concord Pamlico Fred Silverthorn 

Salem Pitt R. S. Johnson. . . 

Concord Sampson II. I. Clifton 

Philippi Washington. . . . Julius Snell. . . . 

Christian Hope Washington G. A. Jackson. . . 

Saints Delight. Washington 'Ella Swain 

Holly Neck. . . Washington S. B. Davenport 

Eureka Wayne R. L. Pennington 

Selah ; Wayne ; Wilson Ivy 

Wilson Wilson jj. B. Batts 

Christian Pros. 1 Duplin Lucy A. Jarman 

Wilsons Mills. I Johnson G. W. Atkins. . . 



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19 

CONSTITUTION 

OP THE 



ft K, Ebristiai? Missionary Sopention, 



Art. I. This organization shall be called the North Carolina Christian 
Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread 
of the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds for 
other fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of 
Christ, who have been sent by their respective churches, or by an associa- 
tion of churches, as delegates to its Annual Convention. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. 
All Evangelists whose names appear on the list of preachers of this Conven- 
tion are members by virtue of their office. 

Art. Y. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Record- 
ing Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer, who shall be elect- 
ed annually, and hold their respective offices until their successors are elected. 

Art. VI. Each congregation belonging to this Convention may adopt 
such method of supplying itself with regular preaching as it may deem 
most practicable ; provided, however, if any church or congregation shall 
call to its ministry a man of unworthy character, or take any action that 
would injure the cause or hinder progress, then such church shall be ad- 
judged disorderly, 

Art. VII. The officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board of 
Managers, whose duty it shall be to carry into , execution the work of the 
Convention. They shall meet on call of the President, and, during the in- 
terval between the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body ; 
employ evangelists and agents, and direct them in their field of labor. 
They shall keep a full record of their proceedings, and make report through 
the Corresponding Secretary at the Annual Convention, making such rec- 
ommendations as they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice-President, and Recording Secretary, 
shall perform the duties usually belonging to such offices at the Annual 
Convention. The Corresponding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay 
them to the Treasurer, keeping an account of the same. He may also be 
employed as General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums paid him 
for services. The Treasurer shall receive from the Corresponding Secre- 
tary all funds, pay -them out on order of the Clerk of the Board, keep an 
accurate account of the same, and make report at the Annual Convention. 

Art. IX. The Annual Convention may annually contribute a per cent 
age of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Chris- 
tian Missionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined by the Con- 
vention. 



20 

Art. X. This Convention shall meetannually on Tuesday after the 4th 
Lord's day in October, at such place as may have been determined by the 
last Annual Convention. In case the Convention shall have failed to ap- 
point a place, the Board shall select the place of meeting. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds 
of the members present at any regular meeting of the Convention ;provided 
such amendment shall have first been recommended by the Board, or a year's 
notice shall have been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be 
known as Union meeting Districts, and each district may choose its own 
method of works, and may contribute its collections for missionary purpos- 
es, or any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Art. XIII All who contemplate entering the ministry, and becoming 
members of the N. C. C. M Convention, shall be examined by a committee 
of three on examination for ordination, appointed by the President of the 
Convention and duly ordained by said Convention But the Board of Man- 
agers may examine and ordain such applicants or appoint a committee to 
do so when the Convention is not in session. 

Art. XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any organization, 
taking part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall be subject to the 
authority of the Convention; and any congregation or individual member 
who will not submit to the authority of the Convention shall be considered 
disorderly. 

BY-LAWS. 

No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of the Convention as re- 
gards devising ways and means for the spread of the Gospel, ministers, in- 
dividual members, and congregations shall be required to answer to the 
Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or individual member, con- 
trary to the deliberations of the Convention, shall be considered disorderly. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a committee of 
three shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minister, or individual 
member, and three others, chosen by the Board or President of the Con- 
vention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be provided with creden- 
tials by the Convention, aud shall not ask congregations to accept them 
without said credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp with it all proceed- 
ings and actions of an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty of insubordination shall be suspension from the 
Convention ; but all possible moderation shall be used in deciding questions 
of insubordination. 



BOARD OF MANAGERS. 



PRESIDENT : 

W. J. CRUMPLER, Washington, N. C. 

vice-president: 
AUGUSTUS LATHAM, Washington, N. C. 

RECORDING SECRETARY: 

J. L. WINFIELD, Washington, N. 0. 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: 

A. S. KELLY, Washington, N. C. 

treasurer: 
T. W. PHILLIPS, ... Washington, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS 



-OF THE- 



FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 



•OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 



(totm Wam Convention 



J 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



PANTEGO, BEAUFORT CO., N. C, 



OCTOBER 26, 27 and 28, 1897. 



NASH BROTHERS, 
BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 
GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS 



-OF THE- 



FIFTY=THIRD ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 



Christian Mi^ionai 1 !] Convention, 



HELD WITH THE CHURCH AT 



PANTEGO, BEAUFORT CO., N. C> 



OCTOBER 26, 27 and 28, 1897. 



NASH BROTHERS, 
BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 
GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



LIST OF PREACHERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



NAMES. POST OFFICES. COUNTIES. 

Adams, D. H Pungo Beaufort N. C. 

Ayers, Stanley Williamston Martin " 

Burns, J. L Raleigh Wake " 

Bowen, H. C Winston Forsythe " 

Brickhouse, W. B Mackeys Ferry Washington " 

Cobb, W. H Whitakers Edgecombe " 

Davis, D. W Plymouth Washington " 

Davis, J. T Ormondsville Greene " 

Davis, C. L. Leachville Beaufort " 

Davenport, H. S South Creek Beaufort " 

Gurganus, H. S Plymouth Washington " 

Gibble, W. J Bonus Jones " 

Grubbs, J. T Grifton Pitt " 

Green, Thos Roper Washington ...... " 

Hardison, J. W Jamesville Martin " 

Holton, J. W. ..... . . Grantsboro Pamlico " 

Holton, I. P Reelsboro Pamlico " 

Holton, A. J Olympia Pamlico " 

Hart, A. C Hookerton Pitt " 

Harper, J.J Smithrield Johnson " 

Harper, Dr. H. D Kinston Lenoir " 

Howard, C. W Kinston Lenoir " 

Hood, N. B Dunn Harnett " 

Henderson, J. S Washington Beaufort " 

Johnson, J. H Dobbersville Wayne " 

Jackson, G. W .Plymouth Washington. . " 

Jones, J. B Yeatesville Beaufort '* 

Latham, Aug Washington Beaufort " 

Lee, C. E Bunyan Beaufort " 

Moye, M. T Wilson Wilson " 

Melton, B H Wilson Wilson " 

McNamara, J. W Littleton Halifax, " 

Petree, D. H Kinston Lenoir " 

Pittman, M Washington Beaufort " 

Respass, J. B Bunyan Beaufort " 

Rightsell, L. T Ayden Pitt " 

Rogers, I. W Dunn Harnett " 

Swain, C. H Roper Washington ........ ' ' 

Swain, P. S Plymouth Washington " 

Spruill, J. A Plymouth Washington " 

Sumrell, S. W Grifton Pitt 

Tingle, J. R Ayden Pitt 

Tyson, Geo. T Leachville Beaufort " 

Winfield, J. R Pantego Beaufort 

Winfield, W. O Bath Beaufort " 

Whitley, Thos. W Bath Beaufort •• 

Waters, J. D Ayden Pitt " 



PROCEEDINGS 

— OF THE — 

NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY 
CONVENTION. 



FIRST DAY. 

The fifty-third annual session of the N. C. C. M. Con- 
vention was held in the little town of Pantego, October 26, 
27 and 28, 1897. 

And, notwithstanding the weather, which was wet and 
stormy, a fairly good representation of delegates and 
preachers were present. 

On Monday, the 25th, they began to arrive, and were 
promptly assigned homes by the kind and clever gentlemen 
of the Committee on Entertainment, Messrs H. W. John- 
son, Lewis Latham and J. H. Ricks. Everybody seemed 
to have plenty and were anxious to entertain all they could; 
they seemed to vie with one another in the good things pre- 
pared, and a cordial welcome greeted all who came. 

The hospitality of the people of Pantego is as unselfish as 
it is kind, Methodist and numbers of other churches opened 
their doors to us and shared with us the fruits of their labor. 

On Tuesday morning the delegates present assembled at 
the church, and after a song by the choir and the introduc- 
tory services by Bro. J. A. Spruill — the president not having 
arrived, the Convention was called to order by Bro. J. J. 
Harper, who suggested that R. J. Baucher, pastor of Nor- 
folk Church, Va., be asked to entertain the Convention, 
which he did by preaching a sermon from John 12: 32, 
which was very much enjoyed by the Convention. After 
the sermon the president, having arrived, took charge of 
the meeting. 

On motion, P. S. Swain was elected Recording Secretary, 
to fill the place made vacant by the death of our lamented 
brother, J. L. Winfield. S. W, Sumrell was elected assist- 
ant Secretary. 

On motion, the Address of Welcome by Thos. Green, and 
the response by I. W. Rogers, were dispensed with, neither 
of these brethren being present. 

The president then delivered his Annual Address, which 
was warmly received by the Convention; it was full of 
valuable suggestions as regarded future work, and had a 
truly business ring. It suggested at once to those present 



a deep -concern for the success of the work in hand, and the 
great possibilities that might be achieved by united and 
persistent effort. 

The president then called the Convention to order for 
business. 

Committees were then appointed as follows: 

Religious Exercises— -S. W. Sumrell, M. J. Whitley and 
D. B Wilkinson. 

Examination and Ordination — D. H. Petree, M. T. Moye 
and H. C. Boweu. 

Evangelizing — J. J. Harper, T. W. Phillips, D. W. Davis, 
A. 8. Kelly and J. J. Rawls. 

Finance — W. R. Williams, H. C. Bowen and H. W. 
Johnson. 

Ministerial Character — W. H. Standi, S. L. Wallace 
and G. K. Mallisou. 

Election of Officers— -W '. R. Williams, S. F. Freeman, 
K D. Myers, W. H. Stancill and J. J. Rawls. 

Obituaries — H. C. Bowen, J. S. Henderson and W. O. 
Winfield. 

Election of Trustees for C. C. College — A. J. Moye, Dr. 
W. H. Cobb and S. F Freeman. 

Temperance — W. G. Johnson, J. H. Ricks and I. W. 
Rogers. 

Sunday -Schools — G T. Tyson, Mrs. Lucy Latham, W. 
R. Tetterton, J. J. Woodley. 

CALLING ROLL OF CHURCHES. 

The roll was called, to which many churches responded 
by letters and delegates. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned until 9:30 o'clock 
Wednesday morning. 

The entire afternoon and evening were occupied by the C. 
W. B. M. and a very interesting and enthusiastic session 
was held, the proceedings of which will appear elsewhere. 
At the close of the C. W. B. M. session the president called 
.the Convention to order and appointed the following Com- 
mittees : 

Evangelizing — [See Committee.] 

Ministerial Character — [See Committee ] 



SECOND DAY. 

Convention met promptly at 9 :30 a. m. 

Devotional exercises by S. W. Sumrell. The president 



called the Convention to order. 

The roll of churches was called and several responded by 
letters and delegates. 

Geo. T. Tyson, State Supt. of Sunday-schools, asked that 
the Convention grant him time to hold a short session in 
the interest of Sunday-school work. It was moved that he 
be given the evening for that purpose. Motion lost and 
matter referred to committee on Religious Exercises, which 
recommended that the Sunday-school session be held at 1 :30 
this afternon. [See report of Committee ] 

It was moved that a Committee on Publication be ap- 
pointed to make recommendations regarding the publication 
of the Watch Toiver. The motion was carried and the 
president announced the following committee : J. J. Harper, 
M. Pittman, D. W. Davis C. W. Howard and M. T. Moye. 

W. O Winfield next delivered an address on the "Advan- 
tages and disadvantages of the Grouping System." It was 
a very able discourse, heartily endorsed by the Convention 
and complimented by a rising vote. 

After some miscellaneous business and a song the Con- 
vention adjourned for dinner 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

At 1 :30 Geo. T. Tyson, Superintendent, called the Sun- 
day school Session to order, and after devotional exercises 
proceeded to business. Several committees were appointed. 
A number of short talks were made in the interest of Sun- 
day-school work and considerable interest was manifested. 
A full report of which will appear elsewhere. 

At the close of this session the president called the Con- 
vention to order, and W. R. Williams, Chairman of Trus- 
tees of Carolina Christian College submitted their annual 
report. [See report]. 

Then followed an address by J. J. Harper, on "Essentials 
to continued progress in North Carolina." This address 
was very appropriate befitting such an occasion ; it was full 
of practical thoughts and suggestions, and bespoke for its 
author an abiding faith in the ultimate success of the gospel 
of Christ and made plain that God required individual, 
consecrated service on the part of his followers. 

At this juncture several committees reported. Reports 
were received. [See reports.] 

J. J. Harper made a statement to the Convention — in 
substance as follows : That the late brother A. T. Uzzle left 
an endowment of Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars to be con- 



trolled by the N. C. C. M. Convention ; the interest of which 
to be used for educational purposes. After making the 
.joregomg statement Bro. Harper recommended that a. board 
of trustees be appointed to look after this fund, whereupon 
the president announced the following names, which were 
accepted by the Convention, J. J. Harper, W. G. Wilson 
and C. W. Howard. 

The Committee on Temperance reported, and after consid- 
erable discussion, an amendment was offered and the entire 
report was received and adopted. 

On motion, Convention adjourned for Y. P. S. C. E. Session. 

After singing a song M. T. Moye pronounced benediction. 

Y. P. S. C. E. SESSION. 

The Y. P. S. C. E. Session was called to order at 7 o'clock 
by M. Pittman, State Superintendent. This was one of 
the most interesting Sessions heir], and consisted of devo- 
tional exercises, stirring addresses, passing resolutions, &c, 
closing with an address by Miss Birdie Farrow, State organ- 
izer of the C. W. B. M. of Virginia. 

At the close of this Session the president called Conven- 
tion to order for a short session. 

A Committee on obituaries was appointed. [See comm.] 

On motion of T. J. Basnight, the name of church — Free 
Chapel, was changed to that of Scuppernong. 

On motion of S. W. Sumrell, Airy Grove, was received 
and ordered enrolled on list of Churches. 

On motion of Thos. Green, Magnolia was also received 
and enrolled. 

On motion, Convention adjourned until Thursday morn- 
ing 9:30. 



THIRD DAY. 

The Convention met promptly at 9:30. 

Devotional exercises conducted by I. W. Rogers. 

President called Convention to order and at once proceed- 
ed to business. Calling the roll was omitted, but any 
delegates present not having reported were requested to do 
so at once. 

A Committee on the election of Officers was then appoint- 
ed. [See comm.] 

The Committee on Examination and Ordination made 
their report in two parts. On motion, part first was receiv- 
ed and adopted. [See report.] 

The second part called forth much discussion and the 
motion to adopt was lost. 

The Committee on Religious Exercises reported that D. 



H. Petree would preach in Christian Church to-night at 7 :30. 

The report of Committee on Ministerial Character was 
read and adopted. [See report ] 

Report of Committee on Publication was read, discussed 
and adopted. [See report.] 

In compliance with the recommendation of Committee on 
Publication the president appointed the following Com- 
mittee: S. F. Freeman, A S. Kelly and Aug. Latham. 

The report of the Board of Managers was read by A. S. 
Kelly, Corresponding Secretary, and received. 

The State Evangelist, B. H. Melton, could not be present 
owing to th,e illness of his mother, however, a brief synopsis 
of the years work was given by his co-laborer, F. F. Daw- 
son, at the request of the Convention. 

(The Evangelist's report has since been received and will 
appear elsewhere ) 

C. W. Howard made an appeal for funds to pay for the 
publication of a paper read by D. H. Petree at Convention, 
1896, on "Our agreements and disagreements with the 
denominations and the reasons why." A sufficient amount 
was raised in cash and placed in the hands of the president. 

No other business appearing, a short time was taken in a 
general discussion of our State work, after which the Con- 
vention adjourned for dinner. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Assembled promptly at 1 :30, at which time the ordination 
of J. D. Waters took place; this solemn ceremony was con- 
ducted by M. T. Moye and H. C. Bowen, and was very im- 
pressive. 

The president then called the Convention to order. 

Notice was given that a motion would be made at next 
Convention to change the Constitution relating to time of 
holding Convention. 

The Treasurer made his report which showed about 
money enough on hand to cancel all debts. (See report.] 

This statement sent a thrill of joy through the hearts of 
those present and they all "with one consent," sang "Praise 
God from whom all blessings flow," at the close of which a 
prayer of thanksgiving was offered by J. J. Harper. 

The Committee on Election of Officers submitted the fol- 
lowing report which was adopted. 

President — W. J. Crumpler. 
Vice-President — Augustus Latham. 
Corresponding Secretary — F. F. Dawson. 



Recording Secretary — A. S. Kelly. 
Treasurer — T. W. Phillips. 

Advisory Committee— Dr. R. H. Jones, E. R. Messick, 
J. F. Miller, H. C. Bowen and Geo. A. Grimsley. 

M. Pitt man then offered a resolution in honor of J. B. 
Jones, which was received by a unanimous vote. [See 
resolutions] 

The Committee on Finance made their report which was 
adopted. [See report.] 

J. J. Harper made an appeal for pledges for State work 
which resulted in $500 being pledged. 

M. Pittman was appointed financial Agent for Ministerial 
relief. 

On motion of N. J. Whitley, it was ordered that two 
thousand copies of the proceedings of this Convention be 
printed for distribution. 

A vote of thanks was extended to the brethren and citi- 
zens of the town of Pantego for the kind hospitality and 
courtesy shown the members and friends of this Conven- 
tion. Also to the Railroad and Steamboat lines for reduc- 
ed rates; and to the Churches of the town for favors shown. 

Moved and carried that J. J. Harper be paid $25 00 for 
services rendered the Plymouth Church last year; and also 
an additional $25 00, provided there should be sufficient 
money in the Treasury after having satisfied prior obli- 
gations. 

On motion, Convention adjourned until 7 :30. 



EVENING SESSION. 

At 7 :30 Convention met, and after singing and prayer, D. 
H. Petree preached an excellent sermon. 

The president called the Convention to order for last 
business session. 

On motion, by J. J. Harper, Expressions of sympathy 
were extended the bereaved families of our late lamented 
brethren, J. L. and Henry Winfield. 

On motion, thanks were extended F. F. Dawson and Mrs. 
W. S. Whitson for the excellent music, that was so much 
enjoyed by the Convention. 

The Committee on Obituaries failed to make any report 
and were given more time, but were asked to send in their 
report in time to be published in the proceedings. [See 
report.] 



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On motion, it was ordered that the Board of Managers 
should arrange length and time of Convention. 

Thus ended one of the most profitable and enjoyable 
sessions of our Convention. Harmony and good will pre- 
vailed, and with hopes brighter and faith in God stronger 
all united in singing "God be. with you till we meet again." 

The fifty third annual Convention adjourned to meet 
with the Church at Salem, Pitt county, on Tuesday after 
fourth Lord's Day in October, 1898. 

W. J. CRUMPLER, President. 
P. S. SWAIN, Corresponding Secretary Pro tern. 



C. W. B M. SESSION. 

Convention opened with prayer and praise service. Ad- 
dress .of welcome written by sister Eva Latham was recited 
very prettily by Miss Fannie Whitley. The response by 
sister A Field was neatly rendered by sister Bertha Roun- 
tree. Only three Auxiliaries responded to the roll call and 
their reports were so good and so worthy the emulation of 
the sisterhood that we think it' best to print them entire 

The songs by Bro. Dawson with sister Whitson at the 
organ and the choir in the relief were streams of joy flowing 
through the soul. 

If there yet remaineth delight elsewhere 'tis at the feast 
of music within thy bounds, Pantego. Among the essays, 
that written by sister S. R Dixon, read by sister H. W. 
Barnes was as the light of Pamlico among the buoy lights. 
Miss Mary Kilpatrick told of a light in India. For want of 
time much of our work was not considered. Brethren Pitt- 
man and Bowen made remarks about Bible chairs at home 
and abroad. 

Bro W. R. Williams called the attention of the women 
to the N. C. C. College, its needs and our obligations to that 
work. It- really would seem appropriate for young people 
who go to a Christian College to learn something of Christ. 
It was suggested that the first point gained should be to 
obtain permission to establish the Bible chair at the Uni- 
versity of N. C. It was decided to put an organizer in the 
field and keep her there as long as we could sustain her. 

The same officers were retained. Bro. Bowen gave a 
report of the Winston Mission and showed a picture of the 
new church in course of construction. 

The crowning glory of our meeting was the chirping and 
warbling of the Farrar-bird, from Danville, Va., so cheer- 
ful and faithful — then sad and sorrowful, for the lost sister 



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Judson, then glad again for the rejoicing in Heaven. It is 
done; the watex has gone out of sight of the mill into the 
ocean of eternity. 

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

Whereas, it is with a sense of profound sorrow that we 
chronicle the death of our beloved sister, Hattie J. Judson, 
of India, a missionary of that foreign field. Therefore be it 

Resolved, That we bow in submission and resignation to 
this dispensation of Divine will, and pray God's blessing 
upon those who sorrow in her death. 

Resolved, That we hereby express our sympathy and 
great sorrow to her friends and to those new companions in 
the mission field who ruourn her absence, and we pray God 
that the mantle of h'er self-sacrificing, self- consecrated 
heart may fall upon the shoulders of some true and tried 
sister ready to go to her field of work who shall carry with 
her the support of our. great sisterhood. 

Resolved, That this our loss is heaven's gain 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be spread on 
our records and published w T ith the convention reports. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL SESSION. 

Through the force of circumstances which were explained 
at the Convention, this session was rather an informal one. 
It was held Wednesday afternoon. The president delivered 
his address, after which there were several short, appropriate 
speeches made by different brethren and sisters. 

The following Committees were appointed : 

On Statistics— J. W. Respass, W. R Tetterton. 

On Program— -W. J. Whitly, J. H. Ricks and H. W. 
Johnson. 

On Constitution and By Laivs — J. J. Harper, M. Pitt- 
man and D. H. Petree. 

The Committee on Statistics beg leave to say: As we have 
not sufficient information from which to make a satisfactory 
report, we therefore suggest and urge that Secretaries of all 
the Sunday-schools in the State make out a report, giving 
numbers of pupils, numbers of teachers and the date when 
the schools were organized and send reports to the State 
Secretary, H. W. Johnson, Pantego, N. C, as soon as pos- 



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sible. The Session adjourned to meet again at the next 
State Convention. Geo. T. Tyson, 

H. W. Johnson, Secretary. President. 

H. S. Davenport, 
J. W Respass, 
W. R. Tetterton, 

Committee. 



Y. P. S. C. E. SESSION. 

Pantego, N. C, October 27, 1897. 

Meeting was called to order by the Superintendent prompt- 
ly at 7 o'clock. Devotional services followed for fifteen 
minutes. Ten Sentence Prayers were offered by volunteers. 
Address of Welcome in well chosen words was made by H. 
W. Johnson. 

Committee on Nominations reported M. Pittman for State 
Superintendent and Miss Jane L Burgess, Secretary and 
Treasurer. Report was adopted and Convention elected 
unanimously. 

Convention appointed brother W. G. Johnson Supt. of 
Good Citizenship Following is the resolutions adopted, 
and the Annual Report of the State Superintendent of 
Christian Endeavor : 

K C. REPORT. 

By energy and persistency 10 societies have been added to the original 2; 
giving a total of 12 societies in N. C. The Disciples had no representation 
in the State Union eight months ago; to-day we have such recognition, 
with Bro. W. J. Grumpier a member of the State Board of Directors for 
the State Union. In K- C. there are 185 societies— 112 Young People and 
72 Junior. The denominational division stands thus: 

DENOMINATIONAL. 

Methodist Protestants lead with 1,009 members, 39 societies; Presbyte- 
rians, 764 members, 24 societies; Disciples, 547 members. 12 societies; Mo- 
ravian, 430 members, 14 societies; (Interdenominational) 237 members, 9 
societies; Friends 162 members, 7 societies; Christian, 81 members, 4 socie- 
ties; Baptist, 78 members, 1 society; M. E. Church South, 27 members, 1 
society; Congregational, 20 members, 1 society. Total, 3,147 members, 
112 societies. Junior Societies, 73; total, 185. 

Over the door post of every church among the Disciples of North Caro- 
lina should be seen "Y. P S. C. E." All should be a part of God's great 
C. E. army, now 547 strong, armed to the teeth with God's great message 
of love to the world. At our next Convention our number should be 1,000 
Endeavors, working for Christ and His Church. 

Certainly we report magnificent gains and here behold this "infant child" 
of the church grow to splendid proportions duriDg the past few months 
Remember, that as a State, Disciples number 547 Endeavors, so when we 
look out upon the world we know we are a part of that splendid pageant, 
whose forces have gathered together 1,076,840 souls, the significant bal- 



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ance of power, accumulating new forces of young men and women daily 
into the sweet service of our Master. The church of the future, of the 
20th century, places of honor and trust in State and Nation, will in time be 
committed to their hands. God speed the day. 

In North Carolina we have enrolled the following Endeavor Society 
members: New Berne, 29; Beaver Dam, 81 ; Washington, 160; Pantego, 
18; Kinston, 60; St. Clairs Creek, 14; Middleton, 37; Bountrees, 14; St. 
Delight, 16; Athen's Chapel, 50; Williamston, 20; Pleasant Hill, 25. 
Total, 547. 

Washington with her 160 members stands at the head of our column in 
point of numbers, and at the head of all denominations represented in the 
State, the banner society. In less than one year we have been given rec- 
ognition by the State Union, and moved from the very foot of the column, 
to the third place in the column. 

You can clap your hands and give three cheers when I tell you to-day: 
Denominationally the Disciples stand '"third" iu numerical strength in the 
nation with 3.660 Societies. The Disciples in North Carolina stand third 
in the State, with 12 Societies and 547 members. 

This report is significant, it tells you te day, that the unwritten history 
of C. E. in the Old North State, has mighty possibilities. To commit to 
writing we have only to go to work and do our best. 

To the State Board of North Carolina I extend my thankfulness and ap- 
preciation for the encouragement they have given the Endeavorers, and 
especially do I attest to the pleasant relation I have sustained with them. 
To the best of my ability, I have discharged these duties committed to my 
hands, and have no apology to offer for this report of service. 

To the incoming board in behalf of our army of young people, Task 
your sympathy, oversight, and that your wise direction shall be given 
to him who shall bear the Standard of Endeavor the dawning year. 

Respectfully submitted, M. Pittman, State Supt. 

RESOLUTIONS UNANIMOUSLY PASSED IN CONVENTION ASSEMBLED. 

Whereas, the C. E. Societies need a special object of work before them. 
Resolved, That each society represented in this convention shall set apart 
a special day and observe the same in the interest of North Carolina Chris- 
tian College. That a special self-sacrifice offering be made on that day to 
liquidate the mortgage on that institution. 

Further recommend that Washington's birthday, Feb. 22, 1898, be set 
apart by consecration and prayer, and that every effort be made to perfect 
a large and liberal contribution to this most laudable institution. 

Miss Birdie Farrow of Virginia was introduced and de- 
livered an eloquent address. 

Able papers and addresses were made by Mrs. Alma Pitt- 
man, Misses Mary Kilpatrick and Jane Burgess D. EL 
Petree, D T. Ross, W. G. Johnson and J. W. Respass. 
Thus closed the first annual session of the C E. Society, 

Jane L. Burge s, 
Secretary and Treasurer. 

STATE TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Organization Fund. 

Athen's Chapel, C. E. cash. $2 00 

Pantego, C. E. cash 1 00 

Individuals, C. E. cash 75 

Middleton, C. E. Pledges 3 00 

Saints Delight 2 00 

Total. „ $8 75 



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REPORT OF BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE 

N. C. C. M. CONVENTION, FOR YEAR 

ENDING OCTOBER 31st, 1897. 

Now, at the close of another Convention year, we are called upon to 
report official actions and the management of the work entrusted to our 
care one brief year ago, and while we as well as others may be able to note 
errors made and efforts wasted; yet we rejoice in the work that has been 
done, and thank God for the many evidences of His love and mercy.- We 
feel that seed has been sown this year the fruit of which will be garnered 
in the great eternity. That our plea has been presented and established 
in communities where it will continue to flourish and grow long after 
those who are present to day have ceased to meet together in Conventions. 

At the close of our last Convention we found that after paying for min- 
utes and outstanding obligations, we had in the hands of our Treasurer 
about one hundred and thirty-two dollars to begin our work with. But 
when we recalled the fact that our Convention had, by unanimous vote, 
called brother B. H. Melton to the work of State Evangelist at a stipulated 
salary, and then adjourned without a dollar pledged to his support, and 
without adopting or even suggesting any plan by which the necessary 
funds might be raised, we say, when we recall these facts, we confess 
we were greatly perplexed. 

We realized, when too late, that our Convention had made a terrible 
ulbnder, and we trust that glowing tributes and windy speeches with- 
out definite object or purpose, will never lead this Convention into 
another pitfall. 

In order to secure pledges and contributions to this work, letters were 
written many of our churches and prominent brethren. A few responses 
were received to these appeals and a few pledges made. Yet the result 
was so unsatisfactory that this plan was abandoned, and Bro. J. L. Win- 
field was appointed as financial agent to solicit pledges and contributions 
for the work, he to receive as remuneration for his services, a certain per 
centage of the money raised directly by him. His efforts were crowned by 
fairly good success, but his other duties prevented him from giving the 
work the attention it required, and the great mass of our brotherhood were 
never canvassed. 

Churches he could not reach were apportioned, the result of which will 
be disclosed when the Treasurer's report is read 

On the 12th of January Bro. B. H. Melton met with our Board, at which 
time the date of the beginning of his services was agreed upon. As a 
result, also, of this conference, he visited Greenville, Trenton, Jacksonville, 
Plymouth, and other points, to arrange for meetings to be held later on, 
if found practical. On the 4th Lord's day in March he began a meeting in 
Plymouth, which lasted several weeks. The result of this meeting, as 
well as those that followed at Greenville, Williamston, E. City, &c, will 
be given in detail in the State Evangelist's report. It is our intention to 
embrace in our report a brief summary, only, of the work that has been 
done, reports of which appeared in the Watch Toicer and will be given in 
full by Bro. Melton. 

A suitable lot has been purchased in Greenville and in E. City on which 
to erect church buildings in the near future; one also in plymouth on one of 
the two principal streets and beautifully located, on this lot is a beautiful 
church building, nearly completed The property has been mortgaged for 
$400.00 to complete the house. 

We received a communication from Bethel church asking for the exami- 
nation anO ordination of Bro. J. T. Grubbs. Pursuant to this request a 
committee was appointed, consisting of Brethren H. D. Harper, C. W. 
Howard and D. H. Petree, and on the 8th inst. Bro. Grubbs was examined, 
ordained and set apart to the work of Evangelist, and we recommend that 
his name be added to the list of preachers. 

A. S. KELLY, Corresponding Secretary. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 

1896. RECEIPTS. 

Oct. 31. To amount received from former Treasurer $ 181 05 

To amount received from Corresponding Secretary up 

to October 23, 1897 395 44 

1897. 

Oct. 28. To amount received at Convention 313 24 

Total $ 889 73 

1896. DISBURSEMENTS. 

Nov. 10. By amount paid for printing and mailing minutes. ... $ 48 50 
1897. 

Feb. 17. Paid B. H. Melton 83 33 

Mar. 29. Paid B. H. Melton 83 33 

April 6. Paid J. L. W., Comm 18 16 

April 19. Paid B. H. Melton 83 33 

July 29. Paid B. H. Melton 83 33 

July 30 Paid J. L W., Comm 5 28 

Sep. 16. Paid B. H. Melton 83 34 

Oct. 5. Paid work on Watch Tower 7 00 

Oct. 23. Paid postage and printing 9 58 

Oct. 23. Paid Corresponding* Secretary 50 00 

Total $ 555 18 

Balance in hands of Treasurer . . . : $ 334 55 

T. W. Phillips, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF STATE EVANGELIST. 

Dear Brethren: I hereby formally submit a condensed report of my 
work as your State Evangelist for the year beginning January 8th, and 
ending October 8th, 1897. 

A protracted meeting was held at Plymouth, Greenville. E. City, Wil- 
liamston and Pollocks ville. The Lord added one hundred and forty souls- 
to His church in these meetings. 

A desirable church lot was bought at Greenville and also at E. City. 
We have sought to make our work permanent by securing a minister for 
each place where a meeting was held. 

A house of worship has been built at Plymouth and one at Pollocksville. 

The success of the work during this Convention year is due to the bless- 
ings of God and the efficient work of F. F. Dawson. 

B. H. Melton. 



Reports of Committees, 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL 
CHARACTER. 

We, your Committee on Ministerial Character, beg leave to render the 
following report. 

So far as we can obtain information all our ministers (except J. V. Win- 
field) are in good standing, and discharging their duties as preachers and 
living above reproach. 

Charges were preferred against Bro. J. V. Winfield for immoral conduct, 
and on investigation we found evidence to sustain the charges, and that 
his influence as a preacher is very detrimental to the cause of Christ in 
Eastern North Carolina. Therefore, we recommend that his name be 
dropped from the list of preachers in the minutes. 

Respectfully submitted, this, October 27th, 1897. 

W. H. Stancill. 

S. L. W r ALLACE, 

G K. Mallison, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE OS PUBLICATIONS 

We recommend that the Convention appoint three wise and discreet bus- 
iness men to co-operate with the widow of the late Bro. J. L. Win- 
field in effecting a sale of the Watch Tower and office fixtures, and 
that said committee make arrangements, if possible, to continue the publi- 
cation of the paper until such sale is effected, not longer than the 15th of 
December. 1897. Respectfully submitted, 

J. J. Harper, 
M. Pittman, 

C. W. Howard, 

D. W. Davis, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF. TRUSTEES OF C. C. COLLEGE. 

The Fall term of 189^opened September 7th, and closed May 28th, 1897. 

Students enrolled, one hundred and twenty-nine. 

Amount raised from Tuition, Contributions, Union Meetings, &c. , $864.11. 

There is a balance now due of $316 27 on mortgage. 

The outlook is very hopeful. Our greatest need now is the money to 
cancel indebtedness — which we trust will soon be raised. 

Bro. A. J. Moye has been elected Financial Agent, and we earnestly ask 
those on whom he calls to respond liberally, that this debt may be can- 
celled. With this obstacle removed ~we feel that the success of the school 
is assured. Respectfully submitted. 

W. R. Williams, Chairman. 
Jessie Cannon. Secretary and Treasurer. 

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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON ELECTION OF 
TRUSTEES FOR C. C. COLLEGE. 

We, your Committee beg to recommend for Trustees of C. C. College 
Elbert A. Moye and J. R. Tingle. 

A. J. Moye, 
Dr. W. H Cobb, 
S. F. Freeman, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELIZING. 

We, your Committee on Evangelizing ask to submit the following: 

1st. We recommend that this Convention accept the invitation of the 
General Board to co-operate with them in Evangelizing North Carolina. 

2nd. That the Convention authorize the Corresponding Secretary to act 
as Financial Agent in securing funds for Evangelizing purposes by what- 
ever methods he may deem best, and that he be paid a stipulated salary 
for his services ; that he be required to make detailed monthly reports to 
the Board of the progress of his work. 

3rd. That we make a determined effort to foster the work already begun 
at the several Mission points; and to this end we recommend that two 
hundred dollars be apportioned each of the following points for preaching 
this year, E. City, Plymouth and Greenville. 

4th. That the work of State Eyangelist be continued under the super- 
vision of the Board. 

5th. We recommend that an Advisory Committee of five brethren, in 
Central North Carolina be appointed by the Convention, to co-operate 
with the State Board in the interest of the work in that section of the State. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. J. Harper, Chmn. 
D. W. Davis, 
J. J. Rawls, 
A. S. Kelly, 
T. W, Phillips, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE 

Whereas, The liquor traffic is the prime source of nearly all of our 
poverty, crime and debased citizenship: is a direct feeder of our alms 
houses, jails, and penitentiaries; is a menace to the purity and security of 
the home, the church and the State; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we favor the prohibition, by law, or the manufacture, 
sale and importation of all alcoholic beverages, and that we will not know- 
ingly supportany man for public office who, in any way, favors or befriends 
the liquor traffic, and that as christians we will use extent of our influence, 
by example and teaching, to promote total abstinence among all men; and, 
furthermore, that any minister taking alcohol, as a beverage, in any form 
whatever, is not worthy to be recognized as a preacher and leader of the 
people. W. G. Johnston, 

J. W. Rogers, 
J H. Ricks, 

Committee. 

AMENDMENT. 

Provided, however, that nothing in these resolutions commits any one 
to any political party. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION AND 
ORDINATION. 

We, your Committee, beg to submit the following report: 
J. D. Waters appeared before us and passed a satisfactory examination. 
We therefore recommend that he be ordained. 

Respectfully submitted, D. H. Petree, 

M. T. Moye, 
H. C. Bowen, 

Committee. 



RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF JOHN B. JONES. 

Whereas, Since we last met, J. B. Jones, a co-worker and member of 
our Ministerial body and this convention, has, in order to prepare himself 
for greater usefulness, entered the Bible College of Kentucky University ; 
therefore 

Resolved, That we communicate to him these words of greeting in behalf 
of this Convention assembled, and bid him a hearty God's speed in the 
prosecution of his College work. 

We further commend him heartily to the Faculty of the University, his 
college mates, and attest to the unwavering fraternal regards held for 
him by this Convention body. M. Pittman. 




REV. JAS. L. WINFIELD. 



The subject of this notice was born in Beaufort county, 
September 30th, 1852, and departed this life at his* home in 
Washington, N. C , September 28th, 1897. He was. the 
son of Henry and Elisa Winfield, The parents of the de- 
ceased "died when lie was a small boy and he was truly a 
self-made man. From his youth, he was fond of books and 
strictly applied himself in search of knowledge. He was 
also religiously inclined, and at an early age connected him- 
self with the Union Baptists He began the ministry at 
sixteen or seventeen, or the" last of 18(58 or first of 1869. He 
labored with the Union Baptists until the division of this 
body on the creed question. He was honestly in search of 
truth and for a people consistent with his views. Becoming 
acquainted with the position of the people known as Dis- 
ciples of Christ, lie found the truth which he was searching 
and connected himself with this body about 1871, where he 
labored earnestly and faithfully for the truth of the gospel 
until his death. 

Desiring to extend his knowledge of the Bible, and there- 
by increase his field of usefulness in the Master's vineyard, 
he entered the Bible College of Kentucky University in 
April 1873. He was a close student in the Bible College 
the remainder of the spring term of 1873 the fall t^rm of 
1873 and the spring term of 1874. While in the University, 

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he laid a broad foundation for future usefulness. From 
this foundation and his studious habits, he acquired a rich 
store of knowledge, not only of the Bible, but of general 
information on all subjects. While in Kentucky it was 
greatly feared that be would find a field more suitable to 
his progressive nature and locate with our more progressive 
brethren of the West. He was earnestly entreated to return 
to his native State, which he did, and devoted his life and 
best energies to the advancement of the cause of Christ in 
North Carolina. He was ready at all times to meet the 
strongest foe, both from the stand and the press, faithfully 
discharging every duty until his death. 

February 22nd, 1876, he was happily married to Sarah 
A. Ellis They had born to them five children, four of 
whom survive their father, the other having departed this 
life about thirteen ye^rs ago. He was a devoted husband 
and a kind father. He leaves an affectionate wife, four 
children and many friends to mourn their loss, but they sor- 
row not as for those who have no hope. 

In 1879 he assumed the editorial duties of the Watch 
Tower and continued the same until the fall of 1885 when 
the paper passed into the hands of Bro. I. L. Chestnutt. 
In March 1889 Bro. Win field again assumed the editorial 
care of the Watch Tower, and faithfully watched upon the 
tower until he was called to a higher tower to watch upon 
the eternal shore. He was a successful editor and made 
the Tower an efficient and useful organ of the Church, a 
paper of which he and the brotherhood were justlj 7 proud. 
He often said hi- fort was in the editorial chair, but few 
men at least possessed more natural editorial ability than 
the subject of this notice. 

Bro. W infield was a strong friend to every educational 
enterprise. He labored earnestly and faithfully for several 
years to establish somewhere in North Carolina an institu- 
tion of learning to be owned and controlled by our brother- 
hood. He finally succeeded in establishing the Carolina 
Christian College at Ayden, N C. The accomplishment of 
this effoit was one of his greatest desires, and the existence 
of this institution is due to the increasing efforts of the 
deceased. In his death, the Carolina Christian College sus- 
tains the loss of its most earnest and ardent advocate. He 
occupied an important position in the educational move- 
ments of his county and at the time of his death, was chair- 
man of the county Board of Education. 

In 1896 he was unanimously nominated for the Legisla- 
ture in Beaufort county, but his devotion to the ministry 
and his editorial duties caused him to refuse this honor 
esteeming the reproaches of the cause of Christ greater 
riches than political honors. 



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Bro. Winfield was a successful preacher, ever ready to | 
contend for the faith and hope of the gospel. He was logi- f 
cal in his conclusions and relied implicitly for results upon | 
the Word of God. He was social, mingling freely with all f 
classes, being able at all times to make himself pleasant in 
all circles. He was able to suit his conversations and cus- 
toms to all classes so that his company and counsel was 
gladly received by all. This natual gift drew to him a wide 
circle of friends, and no preacher in our ranks carried a larger 
following. He was always foremost in arranging and exe- 
cuting every line of missionary work. His wise suggestions 
and skilful management will be greatly missed in our State 
work, but he has only gone to a higher field of labor and 
his works still follow him in the lives of those he has lead 
to Christ and the wise plans he has laid. 

Bro. Winfield was a man of strong physical powers and 
bid fair to live many years. During last winter he had a 
severe attack of lagrippe which caused an abscess to form 
in the right lung. He apparently recovered, but still th& 
deadly work was going on. A few weeks before his death, 
he had an attack of malaria, and just as the fever was sub- 
dued, his brain became involved with pus from the abscess 
from his lung, partial paralysis was the result which ended 
with his death September 28th 3 1897. 

The funeral services were conducted by Bro. D. W. Davis 
in the Cristian church in Washington in the presence of a 
large audience. After the funeral services were over, his 
remains were taken to the old homestead of his wife and his 
last remains placed by the side of his little boy who fell 
asleep in Jesus about thirteen years ago. 

The writer of this obituary became acquainted with the 
deceased when I was a boy of thirteen years. I have been 
intimately connected with him through his editorial life and 
much of his ministry. In closing this the last tribute of 
repast, I deeply mourn his loss as a co-laborer in the Mas- 
ter's work and sympathize with his bereaved family in thia 
sad hour, but we may all meet again on the evergreen, 
shores where parting is no more. 

J. R Tingle. 






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REV. HENRY WINFIELD. 

The subject of this sketch was horn near Pantego, Beau- 
fort county, North Carolina, on the 23rd of November 1845. 

Sometime between the first of 1872 and the middle of 
1873 he was happily married to Mrs. Mary Voliva, daugh- 
ter of Mr. William Gradeless of Pantego. She became a 
faithful help meet in all times of prosperity and in all 
times of adversity. The fruit of this marriage was seven 
children — four boys and thn-e girls. 

In September 1873, at his home church in Pantego, he 
confessed his faith in Jesus and obeyed from the heart the 
"form of doctrine whereunto he was delivered; and being 
made free from sin" he became, indeed, a servant of Jesus, 
and entered immediately upon an active christian life. 

On the first day of February 1874, he was ordained to the 
ministry of the Church of Christ by brethren Augustus 
Latham and John R Winfield. . m i 

Mr. Winfield* preached his first sermon in Pantego, and 
on a cold snowy Sunday morning in April baptized his first 
convert in Tarkill creek near Pantego. 

He soon received a call to take the pastoral of thechurches 
of Beaver Dam and Old Ford At the end of two years of 
faithful service with the above churches he resigned and 
moved to Robersonville. He served the Robersonville 
and neighboring churches for ten years when he resigned 
to take charge of the Pamlico group. Under his wise 
counsel and untiring efforts the above churches were very 
much strengthened, and walking in the fear of the Lord and 
comfort of the Holy Spirit were greatly multiplied. 

Mr. Winfield's educational facilities were limited; but he 
y' improved them to the best advantage, and, by dint of ener- 
gy, obtained a fair education and a good store of general 
information. He was a great reader, a deep thinker and 

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possessed a remarkably good memory. He was firm, inde- 
pendent, and not afraid at any time to speak out his convic- 
tions of right. He was blessed with a strong, logical, in- 
quiring mind, commanding form and a good speaker. His 
sermons were compact, logical and severely scriptural. 

He has held positions of trust and honor in the church. 
He was elected President Of the North Carolina Christian 
Missionary Convention in 1892 which position he filled with 
entire satisfaction to his brethren 

His services were also sought in the political field. In 
1896, while filling his appointment, he was nominated by 
acclamation by the Democratic County Convention of Pam- 
lico county to represent them in the State legislature. He 
modestly declined the honor choosing the higher position 
of preaching the gospel to populists, republicans and 
democrats. 

He was nearing the completion of his seventh year with 
the Pamlico group when the summons came to cease labor- 
ing in the church militant and come up higher to enjoy the 
realization of the "exceeding great and precious promises" 
of Him whom he so beautifully served. He was returning 
from Newbern to his home in Bayboro when the end came 
He stopped with Bro. Barzilia Holton, a very warm friend, 
for pinner, was taken suddenly ill and in two hours was 
"absent from the body and present with the Lord." 

Go on in eternal progress, thou faithful husband, loving 
father, kind relative and consecrated servant of Jesus. 
Good-by father, husband, brother, uncle and loved one. We 
shall meet again where partings are unknown. 

"No parting words shall e'er be spoken, 

In yonder home so fair, 
But songs of joy, and peace, and gladness, 

We'll sing forever there." 

Bath, N. C. W. O. Winfield, 



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LORD'S DAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



SCHOOLS. 



SUPERINTENDENTS. 



POST OFFICES. I S 



Armenia 

Athen's Chapel 

Ayden 

Aurora 

*Asheville 

*Antioch 

Bethlehem 

Bethany 

Beaver Dam 

Broad Creek 

*Bethel 

* Bethany 

*Bay Creek 

Concord 

Christian Prospect. 

Christian Hope 

Christian Chapel... 

*Concord 

Dunn 

Edward 

Elizabeth City 

Eureka 

Haw Branch 

Holly Neck 

Haskin's Chapel 

Head of Pungo 

Kala 

Kinston 

Jamesville 

Long Acre 

*LaGrange 

Middleton 

Mill (reek 

Mount Olive 

*Makelyville 

New Berne 

New Lake 

Oak Grove 

Old Ford 

Oak Grove 

Plymouth 

Pleasant Hill 

Pantego. 

Poplar chapel 

Po welPs Point 

*Philippi 

Riverside 

Robersonville 

Rose Bay 

Scranton 

Spring Hill 

Sin Clair Creek 

Swan Quarter 

Saints Delight 

Salem 

Selah 

Scuppernong 

*Sweet Home , 

Timothy 

Tuckahoe , 

Union Chapel 

Washington 

Wilson 

Williamston 

Wilson's Mills 

Winston 

Wheat Swamp — . 



H. P. Lofton 

Geo, E. Elliott 

R. W. Smith 

V. D. Allen 

W. K. Burton, Sec 

S. M. Albritton, Sec... 

T. R. Cullipher 

G. W. Brinson ! 

Jno. B. Tetterton | 

H B. Hoiton 

Maud Sumrell. Sec 

Melissa May, Sec ! 

Bryan Jones, Sec i 

W. 11 Lewis i 

W. C Jarman 

W. A. Jackson 

W. F. Taylor 

H. I. Clifton, Sec 

McD. Hollidav 

SallieL. Stilly 

W. S. Whitson j 

G. K. Grantham I 

W. O. Ellis I 

M. L. Davenport | 

W J. Gibble ! 

A B. Cooper i 

W. A. Franklin 

Dr. H. D Harper 

R. J. Peel i 

W. T. Spruill 

N. W. Kennedy. Sec. 

J. W. Respass 

Geo. B. Rose 

J. E. Smithwick 

J. H. Edwards, Sec. 

E. E Harper 

W. J. Cahoon 

A. B. Congleton 

W. H. stancill 

Sam Sutton 

A. N. Waters 

Geo. Noble 

H. W. Johnson 



E. V. Melson 

Julian Sn<dl, Sec 

B. F. Stilly 

W. VV. Anderson. 
J. B. Porter 

F. O. Bishop 

J D. Phillips 

H. S. Hardy 

Mary Swindell.. . 

W. A. Swain 

J. B. Latham 

J. L Rose 

T. Roughton 

B. S. Co wen, Sec. 

Ed Stokes 

Isaac Brown 

G. H. Simmons. . 
W. J. Crumpler. . 
George Hackney. 
W. M. Wilson.... 

W. G.Wilson 

S. D. Baugher 

J. T. Kenedy 



Total « 3550 792 44 



Coahoma 

Hunter's Bridge. 

Ayden 

Idalia 

Asheville 

Farmville 

Hertford 

Baird's Creek 

Bunyan 

Olympia 

Grif ton 

Jasper 

Mesic 

Fh >rence 

Flax 

Plymouth 

Everetts 

Faison 

Dunn 

Edward 

Elizabeth City.. 

Dobbersville 

Chocowinity. . .. 

Skinnersville 

Trenton 

Pungo 

Cret-ds, Va 

Kinston 

•Jamesville 

Monticello 

LaGrange 

Middleton 

Overshot 

Leachville 

Makelyville 

New Berne 

Leachville 

Stokes 

Washington 

Vanceboro 

Plymouth 

Tuckahoe 

Pante o 

Jamesville 

Harbinger 

Creswell 

Quinnerly 

Robersoriville . . 

Scranton 

Scranton 

Dunn 

Gaylord 

Swan Quarter. 

Plymouth 

Quinnerly 

Bizzell. 

Scupoernong 

Williamston 

Gardnersville 

Comfort 

Tar Landing. 

Washington 

w ilson 

Williamston. 

Wilson's Mills. 

Winston. 

Institute 



47 
60 
70 
50 
50 
30 
65 
157 
60 

30 
16 
40 
30 
54 
61 
49 
50 
42 
50 
55 
65 
60 
63 
45 
70 
68 

130 
2) 
35 
51 
35 
85 
40 
30 

105 
37 
75 
50 
50 
80 
10 
45 
20 
60 
42 
40 
30 
24 
40 
80 
67 
16 
40 
50 
50 
41 
20 
40 



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5 00 
lu 00 



5 00 
58 00 



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5 00 

11 80 


12 '35 
6 00 


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'Yoo 

104 37 


1500 


"8*40 
16 28 
4 00 


'9273 


17 24 

38 94 
2 40 
10 00 


'21 '53 


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'io'66 

1 91 

5 00 


'28'36 

12 58 

4 73 

1 00 


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102 34 

33 19 
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20 25 



4 62 



Note— All Schools marked * failed to report at Convention, and is copied from last 
year's report. 

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C. W. B. M. STATISTICS. 



WHERE 
LOCATED. 



Ayden 

Armenia 

Kinston 

New Berne . . 

Pantego 

Rountrees . . . 

Salem 

Union Chapel 

Winston. 

Washington.. 



Total 



PRESIDENTS. 



Annie Tingle 

Mrs Helen Kennedy 
Mrs. Clara Granger. . 

Miss Etta Nunn 

Lucy Latham 

Ida McLawhorn 

Annie Brooks 

Lucy Duffy 

Mrs. H. C. Bowen. . . 
Mrs. M. Pittman . . 



POST OFFICES. 



Ayden, N. C... 
Coahoma, N. C . 
Kinston, N. C . . . 
JNew Berne, K C 
jPantego, N. C. . 

Ayden, N. C 

Quinnerly, N. C 
Tar Landing, N. C 
Winston, N. C... 
! Washington, N. C 



15 00 
20 90 
55 00 

3 45 
24 00 
13 00 

8 00 
13 20 



41 01 



177 f 193 56 



STATISTICS OF NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 
ENDEAVOR (DISCIPLES OF CHRIST.) 



SOCIETIES. 


CORRESPONDING 
SECRETARIES. 


POST OFFICES. 


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a 

6 


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a 

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Washington .... 
Beaver Dam. . . 
Kinston 


Clara Latham 

Mrs. K. J. Respass. 
Lula Bell 


Washington, N. C. 

Bunyan, N. C 

Kinston, N. C 

HuntersBrdge,N.C 
Middleton, N. C . 
New Berne, N. C. . 
Pantego, N. C . . . . 

Cadiz, N. C 

Williamston N. C. 
Plymouth, N. C. . . 
Gaylord's, N. C... 
Rountrees, N. C . . . 


160 
87 
60 
60 
. 45 
29 
27 
25 
20 
16 
16 
14 


$ 297 13 
29 10 


Arthurs Chapel 
Middleton... . 
New Berne . . . 


J. H. Oden 

Laura Silverthorn . . . 
J. J. Land 


6 17 
5 73 


Pantego 

Pleasant Hill. . 
Williamston . . . 


H. W. Johnson 

Gaston Fordham 

Eva Ewell 


1 50 

* '8*66 


Saints Delight. . 


Ella Swain 




St. Clairs Creek 
Rountrees 


G. W. Herrington . . 
Hattie Cameron 


..".::::: 


Total 






559 1* 34-7 53 











Washington has the "State Banner Society," Denominationally — Disci- 
ples are third numerically in North Carolina, and third in the world. 

Malcomson Pittman, 

. State Supt. of G. E. 



SPARKS from the CONVENTION ANVIL. 



The crowning effort of the Pantego Convention was the 

splendid address of Miss Birdie Farrow, of Virginia. 

* 

Bro. J. J. Harper excelled himself in his eloquent ad- 
dress, and emphasizedthe importance and practicability of 
the Disciples of North Carolina giving systematically for 
the support of State Missions. 

W. O Winfield made a deep impression upon the Con- 
vention, with his splendid effort in behalf of the "grouping 
system." 

The funny editor of the Watch . Tower delivered himself 
thus: "Some of the delegates got sprinkled after God's 
plan of sprinkling. Ye editor had to be hung up to dry. 
A sister "spiled" her millinery (but Kelly has lots more." 
The president lost his hat, but he held his head and his hat 
came back. 

The Boy Orator of the C. E Society had a huge~joke per- 
petrated on him by a Virginia lass — he is no longer for 
sale. A cobb(not corn) " 'after the manner born" was found 
upon a preachers hat. The buoy light along the Pamlico 
was watched by eager delegates, and one more level headed 
than the rest made a circuit of the deck, and became con- 
fused and thought the Steamer had changed her course. 
These were a few of the orderly departures of .Convention 
life." 

* * 

Miss Mary Kilpatrick won all our hearts. She is State 
organizer for the C W. B. M. this year. She intends to 
prepare herself for the foreign held, and we believe that the 
Disciples of North Carolina will never rise to the apprecia- 
tion of Missions until one of their number devotes his life 
to this work and is numbered among our Missionaries in the 
foreign field. Miss Mary will receive the support of every 
Disciple. Her address at Pantego was convincing and her 
sweet Christly spirit made it touch our hearts. 

"Glorious things of thee are spoken," 0! City of God. 

* 

* * 

The Endeavor session was a gem set in our Convention 
and sparkled with the vigor of the life of youth. 

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The work of Ministerial Relief appeals to our hearts ; the 
the splendid growth of our brotherhood, is due in a measure 
to the sacrifices and consecrated efforts of the now old and 
afflicted servant, to whose relief we are called upon to con- 
tribute. 

Bro. Tyson did it, he is the man, he simply surpassed 

"George" in his Sunday School address. 

* 
* * 

Prof. F. F. Dawson, will visit you during the year as 
Corresponding Secretary and Financial Agent, and will in- 
troduce himself. He has a wife and two children, and 
the burden of visiting all the churches laid upon him. But 
as he goes he sings, and as he sings, the old gospel story 
comes, to your mind. You hear the echo as it touches your 
heart and gingle, gingle, gingle the dollars drop for State 
Missions and you learn the meaning of "Go ye into all the 
World." Help him ''Go." You "Go" with him. 

A Visitor. 




i 



PROF. F. F. DAWSON 



Corresponding Secretary and Financial Agent of the N. 
C. C. M. Convention. 



CONSTITUTION 

OP THE 



N. £ Christian Missionary Koniention, 



Article I, This organization shall be called the North Carolina 
Christian Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread of 
the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds for 
other fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of 
Christ, who have been sent by their respective churches, or by an associa- 
tion of churches, of delegates to its Annual Convention. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. 
All Evangelists whose names appear on the list of preachers of this Con- 
vention are members by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Record- 
ing Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer, who shall be elected 
annually, and hold their respective offices until their successors are elected. 

Art. VI. Each congregation belonging to this Convention may adopt 
such method of supplying itself with regular preaching as it may deem 
most practicable; provided, however, if any church or congregation shall 
call to its ministry a man of unworthy character, or take any action that 
would injure the cause or hinder progress, then such church shall be ad- 
judged disorderly. 

Art. VII. The officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board of 
Managers, whose duty it shall be to carry into execution the work of the 
Convention. They shall meet on call of the President, and, during the in- 
terval between the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body; 
employ Evangelists and agents, and direct them in their field of labor. 
They shall keep a full record of their proceedings, and make report through 
the Corresponding Secretary at the Annual Convention, making such rec- 
ommendations as they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall con- 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice-President, and Recording Secretary, 
shall perform the duties usually belonging to such offices at the -Annual 
Convention. The Corresponding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay 
them to the Treasurer, keeping an account of the same. He may also be 
employed as General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums paid him 
for services. The Treasurer shall receive from the Corresponding Secre- 
tary all funds, pay them out on order of the Clerk of the Board, keep an 
accurate account of the same, and make report at the Annual Convention. 

Art. IX. The Annual Convention may annually contribute a per cent- 
age of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Chris- 
tian Missionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined by the Con- 
vention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday after the 4th 
Lord's day in October, at F>uch place as may have been determined by the 

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last Annual Convention. In case the Convention shall have failed to ap- 
point a place, the Board shall select the place of meeting. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may he amended by a vote of two-thirds 
of the members present at any regular meeting of the Convention ; Provided 
such amendment shall have first been recommended by the Board, or a 
year's notice shall have been given. 

Art XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be 
known as Union meeting Districts, and each district may choose its own 
method of works, and may contribute its collections for missionary pur- 
poses, or any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Art. XIII. All who contemplate entering the ministry, and becoming 
members of the N. C. C. M. Convention, shall be examined by a committee 
of three on examination for ordination, appointed by the President of the 
Convention and duly ordained by said Convention. But the Board of Man- 
agers may examine and ordain such applicants or appoint a committee to 
do so when the Convention is not in session. 

Art. XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any organization, 
taking part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall be subject to the 
authority of the Convention; and any congregation or individual member 
who will not submit to the authority of the Convention shall be considered 
disorderly. 

BY-LAWS. 

No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of the Convention as 
regards devising ways and means for the spread of the Gospel, ministers, 
individual members, and congregations shall be required to answer to the 
Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or individual member, con- 
trary to the deliberations of the Convention, shall be considered disorderly. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a committee of 
three shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minister, or individual 
member, and three others, chosen by the Board or President of the Con- 
vention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be provided with creden 
tials by the Convention, and shall not ask congregations to accept them 
without said credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp with it all proceed- 
ings and actions of an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty of insubordination shall be suspension from the 
Convention ; but all possible moderation shall be used in deciding questions 
of insubordination. 



STATE BOARD. 

(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST.) 



W. J. CEUMPLER, - President 

AUGUSTUS LATHAM, - Vice-President 

A. S. KELLY, - Rec. Secretary 

T. W. PHILLIPS, - - - - - Treasurer 

F. F. DAWSON, % - - - - Cor. Secretary 

POST OFFICE ADDRESSES, WASHINGTON, N. C. 



ADVISORY BOARD 



H. C. Bowen, - - - Winston, N. C 

Dr. R. H. Jones, - - - Winston, N. C 

E. R. Messick, - - - Winston, N. C 

J. T. Miller, - - Rural Hall, N. C 

Geo. A. Grimsley, - - Greensboro, N. C 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE- 



FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



—OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 

Cjjri^i&n IteionapjJ GonVentioi], 



-HELD WITH 



Salem Church, Pitt County,. N. C, 



OCTOBER 25, 26, 27 and 28, J898- 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS 



-of th: 



FIFTY-FOURTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF TH] 



NORTH CAROLINA 

Gfjrigfsian IteionariJ Gonveqtioq, 



-HELD WITH- 



Salem Church, Pitt County, N. C, 

OCTOBER 25, 26, 27 and 28, \ 898. 



NjLSH brothers, 

BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 
&OLD8BORO, N. C. 



LIST OF PREACHERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



NAMES. POST OFFICES. COUNTIES. 

Adams. D. H . Pungo Beaufort N. C 

Ayers, Stanley ....... Williamston . ... Martin 

Burns, J. L Raleigh Wake 

Bowen, H C Winston Forsy the 

Brickhouse, W. B ... Mackeys Ferry Washington 

Cobb, W. H . Whitakers Edgecombe 

Carver. Isiah ........ Post Office Unknown 

Davis, D. W Plymouth Washington 

Davis, J. T Ormondsville Greene 

Davis, C L Leach ville Beaufort 

Davenport, H. S South Creek Beaufort 

Gurganus H. S Plymouth Washington 

Gibble, \V. J Bonus Jones 

Grubbs, J. T Grif ton Pitt 

Greenwade, J. B Plymouth Washington 

Green, Thos Roper Washington 

Hardison, J. W Jamesville Martin 

Holton, J. VV Grantsboro Pamlico 

Hoi ton, I. P Reelsboro Pamlico 

Holton, A. J Olympia Pamlico 

Hart, A. C Hookerton Greene 

Harper, J. J Smiflrfield Johnston 

Harper, Dr. H. D . . . . Kinston Lenoir 

Howard. C. W Kinston Lenoir 

Hood, N. B Dunn Harnet 

Henderson, J. S Washington Beaufort 

Johnson, J. H Dobbersville Wayne 

Johnston, W. G Kinston Lenoir 

Jackson, G. W Plymouth Washington 

Jones, J. B Yeatesville Beaufort 

Latham, Aug Washington Beaufort 

Lassiter. J. R Newton Grove Sampson 

Lee, C. E Bunyan Beaufort 

Moye, M. T Wilson Wilson 

Melton, B. H Wilson Wilson . . .- 

McNamara, J. W . . . . Littleton Halifax 

Petree, D. H Kinston Lenoir 

Pittman, M Washington Beaufort 

Respass, J. B Bunyan Beaufort 

Rightsell, L. T Ay den Pitt 

Rogers, I. W Dunn Harnett 

Swain, C H Roper Washington 

Swain, P. S Plymouth Washington 

Spruill, J. A Plymouth Washington 

Sumrell, S W Grifton Pitt 

Spear, M. S Plymouth Washington 

Tingle, J. R Ayden Pitt 

Tyson, Geo. T Leachville Beaufort 

Winfleld, J. R Pantego .... Beaufort 

Winfield, W O Bath Beaufort 

Whitley, Thos. W . . . Bath Beaufort 

Waters, J D Ayden Pitt 



PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY 
CONVENTION. 

• FIRST DAY. 

Tuesday, the first day of the Convention, was occupied by 
the C. W. B. M. Sunday School and C. E. Sessions, the pro- 
ceedings of which appear elsewhere in these minutes. 



SECOND DAY. 

On Wednesday the second day of the Convention, not- 
withstanding the weather was somewhat stormy, quite a 
number of delegates were present and assembled at the 
Church promptly at 9:30 a. m. After a song by the choir, 
"All hail the power of Jesus name," Bro. I. L. Chestnut 
read a scripture lesson from 13th chapter 1st Corinthians, 
followed with a prayer by Bro. J. J. Harper. 

The address of Welcome was then delivered by Bro. C. 
W. Howard, the pastor, who twelve years ago welcomed the 
Convention to this same church. His address was warm 
and loving. 

Bro. M. S. Spear responded to Bro. Howard in a short 
speech that was timely and crowded full of a truly Missionary 
Spirit. 

W. J. Crumpler, President of the Convention, delivered 
his annual address in which he reviewed the work of the 
past year and urged the great necessity of united effort in 
evangelizing the State. He then called the Convention to 
order. 

Roll of Churches was then called and the following Com- 
mittees appointed : 

Finance — N. D. Myers, P. S. Swain and J. C. Barrington. 



Religious Exercises — W. C. Butler, C. W. Howard and J. 
J. Rawls. 

Examination and Ordination — -J. J. Harper, P. S. Swain 
and S. W. Sumrell. 

Ministerial Character— T. W. Phillips, C. E. Kennedy 
and J. W. Plodges. 

Evangelizing— W. G. Johnson, B. H. Melton, M. T. Moye, 
J. P. Tingle and P. T. Massingill. 

Sunday Schools — B. H. Melton, G. H. Waters and H. W. 
Johnson. 

Temperance — L. T. Pightsell, I. W. Rodgers and M. S. 
Spear. 

Election of Officers— S. H. Rountree, J. J. Rawls, W. R. 
Tetterton, L. J. Chapman, D. W. Davis. 

Election of Trustees for C. C. College — Wm. Worthington, 
Amos Joyner, J. B. Latham, H. W. Johnson and H. S. 
Davenport. 

The following named Churches applied for enrollment and 
on motion was ordered enrolled together with other church- 
es that reported for the first time, Pollocksville, Truitt, 
Lane's Chapel, Warden's Grove. 

On motion, I. L. Chestnut, L. M. Omer, Dr. James 
Butchart and all visiting preachers were invited to seats in 
the Convention and to participate in the proceedings. 

On motion a Committee on recommendations was ap- 
pointed as follows : J. J. Harper, C. W. Howard and W. H. 
Stancell. 

After some miscellaneous discussions a song was sung and 
the convention adjourned for dinner. Benediction by Bro. 
M. T. Moye. 

A sumptuous dinner was served on the ground which 
seemed to be enjoyed by all. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Convention assembled promptly at 2 o'clock. Devotional 
exercises led by Bro. J. F. Cass. 

Then followed an address by Bro. D. H. Petree, "The 
kind of Preaching Needed Among unevangelized people of 
the Country." Discussion led by Bro. L. T. Rightsell. 

Then after a song followed the report of the Board of 



Managers which included reports of the Corresponding Sec- 
retary and Advisory Board. 

On motion, that part of the report that referred to work 
done was adopted, and the recommendations were consider- 
ed separately. 

The names of the following preachers were ordered en 
rolled on the minutes : W. G. Johnston, M. S. Spear, J. B. 
Greenwade, Isiah Carver and J. R. Lassiter. 

On motion, R. W. Stancell's case was referred to the 
Committee on Ministerial Character, and was referred back 
by this Committee to the Convention thence to the Commit- 
tee on Examination and Ordination. 

Then the recommendations were taken up and disposed 
of separately as follows: (See report for recommendations.) 
After much discussion was lost. 
Was referred to the Evangelizing Committee. 
Also referred to the Evangelizing Committee. 
Was adopted. 
Was adopted. 

After a lengthy discussion was lost. 
After singing the Convention adjourned. Benediction by 
Bro. A. C. Hart, 



No. 


one. 


No. 


two. 


No. 


three. 


No. 


four. 


No. 


five. 


No. 


six. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

This session opened at 7:15 with inspiring songs, such as 
* 'Seeds of Promise," "Go wash in the Blood," &c. Devo- 
tional exercises led by J. B. Greenwade. 

Bro. B. H. Melton then delivered a very earnest address, 
subject, "Our Needs." The President then called the Con- 
vention to order for business. 

The Committee on Temperance made their report, which 
was adopted. (See report.) 

The Committee on Election of Trustees for C. C. College 
reported. (See report.) 

J. B. Greenwade made his report which was referred to 
the Committee on Recommendations. (See report.) 

After a song the Convention adjourned. Benediction by 
J. J. Harper. 



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THURSDAY— 3rd Day. 

Convention assembled at 9.30. Devotional exercises led 
by Bro. D. W. Davis. Convention called to order by the 
President. 

Roll of churches was then called. On motion, Manteo, 
Dare County, was stricken from the list of churches, owing 
to its having ceased as an organization. 

On motion, report of the Advisory Board was received. 
(See report.) 

On motion, the Corresponding Secretary's report was re- 
ceived. (See report.) 

Reports of brethren Harper and Sumrell of the work at 
Parmele were read by the Corresponding Secretary and on 
motion adopted. (See report.) 

At 10:30 the Convention suspended business, and after a 
song, Dr. James Butchart, returned Missionary from China, 
addressed the Convention on the subject of Missionary Work 
in China. At the close of this address F. F. Dawson stated 
that the Dr. wanted, and was badly in need of a small print- 
ing outfit as it would aid him very materially in his great 
work in China. And at the suggestion of Bro. Dawson a 
collection was lifted for this purpose, which amounted to 
$11.36. 

The Convention adjourned for dinner. Benediction by 
Bro. M. T. Moye. 

Dinner was again spread on the church grounds on long 
tables which were loaded with the good things prepared by 
the thrifty and hospitable people of that section. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Convention assembled at 1:30. Devotional exercises by 
I. W. Rodgers. The President then called the Convention 
to order. 

Committee on Religious Exercises reported that Bro. W. 
G. Johnston would preach at 3:30 o'clock at the stand in 
the grove. 

Then followed an address. Subject, "Suggestions to 
Preachers," by Joseph Kinsey and W. R. Williams. Both 
of these addresses were good and enjoyed by the Convention. 



Committee on Recommendations reported. Report ac- 
cepted. (See report.) 

The Committee on Evangelizing reported. Report adopt- 
ed. (See report.) 

The Treasurer made his report. (See report.) 

Trustees of Carolina Christian College made their report, 
which was received. (See report.) 

Convention adjourned. 

Benediction by H. S. Davenport. 



NIGHT SESSION. 

Convention met at 7:15. 

After a song in the Chinese language by Dr. Butchart and 
devotional exercises by B. H. Melton, the Convention was 
addressed by Bro. J. J. Harper. Subject : Our attitude to- 
ward other Religious Bodies." Bro. Harper was at his best 
and the subject was ably handled and met the commenda- 
tion of his hearers. 

The Convention was then called to order. 

Bro. T. W. Phillips in behalf of the Board moved that 
the claim for salary for Sept. and Oct. be allowed. Motion 
carried. 

The Committee on nomination of officers submitted the 
following report, which was adopted : 

We, your Committee on election of officers for the ensuing 
year, beg to submit the following report : 

J. J. Harper — President. 

Joseph Kinsey — Vice-President. 

M. T. Moye — Recording Secretary. 

Geo. Hackney — Treasurer. 

B. H. Melton — Cor. Secretary. 

We also recommend that the headquarters of the Board 
be in Wilson and that the traveling expenses of the Presi- 
dent to and from its regular meetings be paid by the Con- 
vention. 

S. H. Rountree, Sr., 

J. J. Rawls, 

W. R. Tetterton, 

D. W. Davis, 

L. J. Chapman, 

Committee. 



Committee on Ministerial Character reported, no work. 

On motion the outgoing Recording Secretary was 
authorized to transcribe the proceedings of the Convention 
and to be paid $10 for the same. 

F. F. Dawson stated that the amount of the indebtedness 
of the Convention was about $290. An earnest appeal was 
made for funds to cancel this indebtedness and $201.87 was 
raised, consisting of cash and 30 day pledges. 

Convention adjourned. 



FRIDAY— 4th Day. 

Convention met at 9:30. 

Devotional exercises led by Bro. J. R. Tingle. 

Convention called to order by the President. 

A resolution of thanks and appreciation was offered the 
retiring Board of Managers by W. G. Johnston, which was 
adopted. (See resolutions.) 

Report of Committee on examination and ordination 
read and adopted. (See report.) 

Report of Committee on Sunday School submitted and 
adopted. (See report.) 

A resolution of thanks to the kind and hospitable people of 
Centerville and vicinity was offered by Bro. J. J. Harper. 
Adopted. (See resolution.) 

Bro. B. H. Melton's invitation to the Committee to meet 
next year with the Church at Wilson was accepted. 

Next was an address by F. F. Dawson, "Every Christian 
a Missionary." 

B. H. Melton offered his resignation as Corresponding 
Secretary and asked that F. F. Dawson be re-elected to the 
position. 

Bro. Melton's resignation was accepted, and on motion of 
W. R. Williams, Bro. F. F. Dawson was unanimously elected. 

At 12:20 p. m. the Convention adjourned to meet one year 
hence with the Church at Wilson, N. C. 

This ended the Fify-Fourth Annual Session of the North 
Carolina Christion Missionary Convention. 

W. J. Crumplek, President. 
A. S. Kelly, Recording Sec. 



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C. W. B. M. SESSION. 

Scripture reading by the President and prayer by Bro. 
Petree. 

Song, "There is sunshine in my soul." 

The Recording Secretary being absent Mrs. C. E. McRae 
was asked to record the proceedings of the meetings. 

The President of the Salem Auxiliary not being present 
Bro. Dawson read her address of welcome. The response 
was beautifully delivered by Miss Myrtle Taylor. 

Reports from Auxiliaries were called for, but only a few 
delegates were in the meeting. 

The President appointed the following Committees : On 
Literature, Miss Bell and Miss Crumpler. 

On Future Work, Mrs. Draughan, Mrs. N. J. Rouse, Mrs. 
Lucy Latham. 

On Nominations, Mrs. W. D. Laroque, Mrs. Martha 
Latham, Miss Burgess. 

Our organizer being away Mrs. McRae read her report. 

Our consecrated President gave an inspiring address, in 
which we had a view of our C. W. B. M. work, both home 
and foreign. Christian women in our own State were urged 
to feel their individual responsibility. They were asked to 
take "Enlargement" as their watch word. 

Recitation by Miss Lula Bell, "No Money." 

The Treasurer's report was read by Mrs. Tull. 

The Secretary's report of the year's work was submitted 
to the Convention, in connection with which God's ideal 
woman was brought before the sisters. "Our Heritage," a 
selection by Mrs. Barnes. 

Recitation, "Foreign and Home," by Miss Malissa May. 

Song, "Work for the Night is Coming." 

Collection for balance on life membership and debt for 
organizing work, $8.28. 

Adjourned to meet on Thursday to consider reports of 
committees. 

Mrs. C. E. McRae, 

Rec. Sec. pro tern. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT. 

State work of the North Carolina C. W. B. M. Balance on hand 
at Convention in October, "97, $44.86 

CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE YEAR. 

From Washington Auxiliary $10.00 

Kinston 

Old Ford 

Pan^ego 

Armenia 

Beaverdam 

Bethany 



6.05 
2.17 
3.10 
3.00 
2.00 
1.00 
Amity, Broad Creek, Scuppernong and individual 10.44 

Total amount $82.62 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

Paid to Organizer for rive month's work $50.00 

Necessary expenses for Organizer's work 18.55 

Secretary's expenses for the year in leaflets, stationery, postage, &c. 20.00 

Total amount $88.55 

Balance clue 5 95 

Mrs. W. C. Fields, Treas. 



REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE FOR STATE 
OFFICES OF C. W. B. M. 

Mrs. Clara Grainger, President ; Mrs. Helen Kennedy, Vice-President ; 
Mrs. W. li. Tall, Secretary; Mrs. E. E. McRae, Recording Secretary, 
Mrs. W. C. Fields, Treasurer ; Miss Alice Hines, Superintendent Child- 
ren *s work. 

advisory board. 

Mrs. S. I. Wooten, Mrs. T. R. House, Mrs. Fannie Faircloth, Mrs S. R. 
Dixon, Mr. N. J. Rouse, Mrs. J. T. Midyette, Mrs. G. L. Hodges, Miss 
Bertha Rountree and Mrs. Laura Murphy. 

Mrs. Martha Latham, 
Mrs Annie LaRoque, 
Miss J. L. Burgess, 

Committee. 
Report adopted. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL SESSION. 

This session occupied the time assigned to it on the gen- 
eral State Programme. Called to order by the President. 
Devotional exercises conducted by H. S. Davenport. Song 



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service led by F. F. Dawson. Address by President. Sec- 
retary called for Sunday School reports. Several Schools 
responded. 

The following committees were appointed : 

On Statistics, B. J. Skinner, J. B. Latham, A. B. Ingram. 

Oh Election of Officers, J. B. Latham, W. R. Tetterton, 
R. J. Fulcher. 

Committee on Constitution and By-Laws appointed at 
Pantego Convention were not prepared to report, therefore 
a State Sunday School Organization was not affected. 

Bro. J. J. Harper not being present Bro. D. H. Petree 
kindly consented to occupy the time assigned to Bro. Har- 
per. Bro. Petree made a good speech. His speech was 
followed by a general discussion of the Sunday School work 
participated in by several brethren and sisters. 

Committee on Statistics reported 20 Sunday School reports 
as appears in appended statement. 

It was ordered that J. F. Coss be paid for printing $1.25. 
H. W. Johnson for mailing blanks to Sunday Schools $1.09. 
The balance, $13.74, paid to F. F. Dawson for State Mis- 
sions. This order was accepted and receipts received. 

The N. C. C. M. C. recommended that the next session of 
Sunday Schools be held with the Ministerial Association 
which convenes at Kinston in May. 

Committee on Nominations reported for 

President — Geo. T. Tyson, Leech ville, N. C. 

Vice-President — D. H. Petree, Kinston, N. C. 

Secretary — Mrs. H. W. Barnes, Ep worth, N. C. 

Treasurer — Mrs. W. J. Grumpier, Washington, N. C. 

Committee on Program : J. B. Latham, Benj. Skinner, 
J. R. Tingle. Not affecting a permanent organization at 
this session accounts for want of the systematic order in 
receiving reports of committees. 

Geo. T. Tyson, Pres. 

Mrs. H. W. Barnes, Sec. 

Owing to the descrepancy in the proceedings of the S. S. 
Con. and the N. C. C. M. Con. relative to the election of 
officers of the Sunday School for the incoming year, it is 
unanimously resolved that, it is expedient to retain the offi- 
cers of last year until the next Session of the Sunday School 
Convention. 



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Statistical table not being in hand a part of State Superin- 
tendent's report is given below : 

ADDRESS OF STATE SUPT. OF C. E. DELIVERED AT THE NORTH 
CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION 
AT SALEM. 

With a sense of gratitude I come before you in the second annual 
Christian Endeavor convention, believing that our most sanguine hopes 
have been realized. 

Another year of service and devotion calls forth new activities at, our 
hands. Our hearts have been made glad by the increasing success of 
Endeavor work in the old North State, and we already feel the good 
results of our present achievements along this line of work. 

At the Pantego convention, one year ago, I reported 12 societies, with 
a membership of 547, for the Disciples. This was a magnificent showing. 
I well remember how enthusiasm kindled the fires of nothing less than 
a revolution of energies in our hearts. 

So another fleeting year has fled swiftly past, and to-day we take a 
retrospect of the work, to find that a continued succession of diligent 
labors has been alike productive of triumph to the cause of Christian 
Endeavor. 

We bore strongly to the front last year 12 stars upon the Christian 
Endeavor banner. This year we hold aloft the magnificent 24, and the 
victory is ours. Twelve stars more have been added to the Endeavor 
constellation. 

Guided by a wise Providence, the Disciples of Christ — through the Y. 
P. S. C E. are becoming known within a territory in the old North State 
heretofore hostile to the restoration of the primitive church, but now 
who are asking questions as to the nature and character of the plan of 
the Disciples. 

This potent factor alone should commend itself to this convention, 
and should alike commend Christian Endeavorers to every church in the 
province of the N. C. C. M. convention. Those who are disposed to dis- 
countenance us as a people, have, through the reports of our marvelous 
growth in the work of Endeavor, turned with a decree of favor to inquire 
into the faith of the Disciples, who for two years past have held not only 
the banner society, but have captured the denominational banner in 
point of activity and work in North Carolina. 

Last year, at Pantego, I reported the Disciples third, denomination- 
ally; to-day, gratefully acknowledging aid through our untiring assistant 
superintendents, especially Bro. W. O. Winfield, I am able to report the 
Disciples second, denominationally in North Carolina. 

Brother Crumpler last year was made a director of the board of trustees 
for the State Pinion. This year I am pleased to report him honored as 
vice-president of the State Union. 

This alone is sufficient confirmation that Christian Endeavorers will 
lend a favorable hand in exploring new fields for missionary operation 
among the Disciples. 

The work for the 24 societies, numbering 800 members among the Dis- 
ciples, for the incoming year should be educational. It should be syste- 
matized so that our forces will work in harmony with the Endeavor 
Societies of the Disciples in the nation. They should do something 
specifically for missions. "Missions to the front" as emphasized in the 
National Convention at Chattanooga should be written above the door 
post of every Society in North Carolina. 

To appreciate the splendid fields of operation opening before us, and 
the tremendous opportunities for future activities as set forth in our 



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broad interdenominational fellowship, do I heartily lecommend the 
Bethany reading circle in each society, for indoctrinating the members 
and for effectually reaching the desired end. 

The work of Christian Endeavor applies the principles of Jesus and 
his gospels to our whole citizenship. The statue of liberty in New York 
harbor, like the statue of faith at Plymouth, lifts up its hands in holy 
benedictions, while the angels of God smile upon this assembly and 
chant in happy chorus. 

'•Liberty and union, now and forever one and inseparable." 

"Trusting in the Lord for strength I promise him that I will strive to 
do whatever he would have me do; that I will pray and read my Bible 
every day, and just as far as I know how I will try to lead a Christain 
life." 

Entrench yourself behind this fort and you will be supplied and Christ 
will be your rock and eternal refuge. In behalf of the Endeavorers I 
wish to thank the State Board for their encouragement extended. To 
the incoming Board in behalf of over 800 Endeavorers, I ask your wise 
direction, and may God's richest blessing shadow the work of the dawn- 
ing year. 

Y. P. S. C. E. officers for year ending Oct. 31, 1899 : M. 
Pittman, State Supt.; Miss Jane Burgess, Sec. and Treas.; 
M. S. Spear, Supt. Good Citizenship. Next E. C. Conven- 
tion to be held in Kinston in May, 1899. 



ADDRESS OF W. J. CRUMPLER, PRESIDENT OF THE NORTH 

CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION 

AT SALEM. 

Brethren and Sisters, Ladies and Gentlemen of the Convention : 

Time in its cycle has numbered our labors for another year with the 
past, and our Father in the Spirit has spared us to assemble again in 
annual Convention. I am persuaded that we shall be decorous and that 
all our deliberations will be characterized by love — that sweet spirit 
which is the essence of our Lord, the Christ, and the one whose presence 
we hope will be our chief moderator. 

The year just closing has been one of success to the brotherhood gene- 
rally, as the report from the general field will show — having attained to 
a high mark in contributions, both as to Foreign and American Mission- 
ary work. I feel justiffed in saying that this year outstrips any for work 
done by the Disciples of Christ, during any year past. As to our fields, 
possibly we have not been so prosperous as could be wished to obtain, 
but I am persuaded that the Lord has abundantly blessed us, in that he 
has spared our brethren in the ministry and has blessed our labors in 
church building as possibly no recent year of our history in the old 
North State will compare. While we have failed to establish churches 
in some of the mission fields contemplated by our last convention, we 
have succeeded in capturing some other fields, which I hope will prove 
equally as good a prize for the Master's cause The work done has 
largely been on the line of education or missions — a theme which I fear 
many of our churches are slow to learn of its importance ; and yet mis- 
sions [are of such importance, both home and foreign, that it is 
impossible for the church to go forward in her onward march unless the 
congregation awakes to the systematic plan of contributing to missions. 



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Some of the churches are liberal and have responded to the missionary 
call, but many others equal in ability totally ignore the call; and render 
as an excuse for failure to give to God's work as they are prospered that 
the work being done is not meeting their idea, and hence they withhold 
from the Lord's treasury. I am unable to see how any Board could be 
able to suit the multiplicity of ideas and satisfy all who fancy they know 
best how to do the Lord's work. Much has been done by your corre- 
sponding secretary to educate along the line of Christian missions, and 
yet much remains to be done in the future. He has labored earnestly 
and faithfully, and how much he has accomplished will be told in part 
by the figures he will present in his report. 

The Mission points to which the annual convention desired to keep for 
pastoral work, have only succeeded in part, Plymouth being able to 
come to this convention with a complete house of worship. All honor 
to these devoted and energetic brethren, and not least but last our cor- 
responding secretary, who has used great energy along this line. From 
the conditions confronting us and the status of the work to be completed 
already begun, I am persuaded that it will not be wise to employ an 
evangelist for the whole year, but rather secure the services of some 
competent evangelist for specific work and limited time. It is far the 
best policy to put our work begun in healthy and self-sustaining condi- 
tion before leaving it, than to multiply mission points and leave them to 
die of disintegration for want of the oversight of a careful shepherd. 

We have had much of the above example in the past and we should 
learn a lesson in the dear school of experience. 

If a more fraternal co-operation could be evidenced and practiced by the 
ministry toward your Board by being in closer touch through frequent 
interchanges of personal intercourse and writing — giving the news of 
their fields and their views as to future lines of missionary work, this 
would be helpful to the Board, and also better equip the ministers in the 
work of the missionary line. 

There has been and is now a growing desire on the part of new fields 
to call on the State Board tor help as to loans with which to build new 
church homes The Convention has no loan fund from which they can 
draw, but our constitution or by-laws should be so fixed as to require all 
missions requesting help to either deed the church property to the Con- 
vention or have a reversionary clause inserted in such deed to the effect 
that the property will be and revert to the Convention when it is no 
longer used by the Church of Christ for worship. 

The adoption of the above cannot be objectionable to any one and it 
would strengthen the financial condition of the Convention to such a 
degree as to be of very great advantage. 

I am fully satisfied from the light of experience that the Convention 
will act wisely if it does not make any appropriations to specific mission 
points as it frequently subjects the Board to a very unpleasant task — and 
unpleasant criticism for their earnest guarding of the spirit and intent 
of the Convention in these appropriations. That your Board can be 
trusted to help all mission points, where the work done has been fully 
reported to the Board, and such work is favorably commended, I am 
sure none will attempt to doubt. 

The American Christian Missionary Board, early in tne beginning of 
the year, proposed that this con v ention become a member of the American 
Missionary Board, to which our Board cnnsented and signed an agree- 
ment — that we report to the American Board all mission collections — 
and that they would work through our Board in assisting the work, 
which they did the past year and stand ready to repeat the same for the 
coming year. But brethren, we must wake up from our slumbers, and, 
to the work of missions with a zeal that will be recommended of our 
God, by giving systematically — "as we are prospered" — to home mis- 
sions as we have never done, for the demand is great, as the cry comes 
ringing from our general convention $100,000 for home missions and 



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100,000 souls for Christ this our jubilee year. Now then, are we to be 
left out of this great work ror Christ and the church? I feel sure that 
the heart of this great brotherhood beats a responsive no, and that we 
will be able to go up to the great Jubilee Convention at Cincinnati 
rejoicing, bearing the results of our sheaves with us. 

This is not the work of Kentucky and Ohio, but we have a part in this 
grand work and we must be energetic and prayerful and see that we do 
our part, which I am persuaded many are willing to do, and let us aim 
for $300 for home missions, $2500 for State missions and 500 souls for 
Christ and the church; and, if we have the courage and love that 
prompts our sisters in the C. W. B. M. work we will with God's help, 
accomplish this and more in his dear name. And now brethren, as we 
are about to open our annual missionary session to devise ways and 
means for the coming year, let us not forget our aged brother who has 
spent his life in the master's cause and when unable for active service be 
compelled to receive his support from disinterested neighbors or at the 
hands of county charity. We can't afford to be less charitable than the 
secular government And finally brethren, let us dwell together in 
unity, having but one great aim in all we do and say, and that to build 
up the weak places in Christ and the pulling down of all places domina- 
ted bv sin and Satan. 



ADDRESS OF MRS. C. A. D. GRAINGER, STATE PRESIDENT C. W. 



Sisters and Friends : 

Let us gratefully acknowledge the goodness and mercy of our kind 
Heavenly Father in keeping us through another year and permitting us 
once more to meet in annual convention. 

We trust in coming here to gather new strength and courage faithfully 
to meet the duties he still holds in store for us as daughters of the King 
of kings. 

When our Savior was about to leave this earth to ascend to his heavenly 
home, his parting word to his disciples was a command that they should 
go unto all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. A per- 
sonal faith in Christ begets a personal love for the lost, he came to seek 
and to save. Hence immediately they set about the work and brought 
many to a saving knowledge of the truth; but there are still millions who 
know nothing of the blessed gospel and the saving power oi Christ, and 
it becomes our nrivilege to obey the command and assist in extending 
our Lord's kingdom on the earth. None of us may be able to do much 
alone, but by each contributing whatever she can, whether it be in the 
line of personal work or by giving of her substance much may be accom- 
plished. 

.In heathen lands the women are the property of the men, andean 
have nothing to say in regard to how they will spend their lives, but are 
bought and sold by the men just the same as horses or slaves. The only 
thing that keeps us in this country from a similar fate is the enlighten- 
ment and civilization that accompanies the spread of Christianity. Yet 
even in our own beloved Christian land it has been but a short time that 
men have acknowledged the equal rights of women. Perhaps having 
been^ handicaped in this way so long may explain the cause of seeming 
indifference of our sisters to the fate of their less fortunate ones, sunk so 
low in misery and inconceivable degradation. 

It is now about twenty-four years since the Christian Woman's Board 
of Missions sent out their first foreign missionary. This was W. H. 



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Williams, who went to Jamaica and took up the work that had been 
begun by Bro. Beardsley. He remained on the island several years and 
did a good work. There are nineteen churches, one mission point and 

preachers in that field under the auspices of our Board, but there 

is still a great deal to do and it takes a long time for a missionary to 
become well enough acquainted with the customs of the people to 
accomplish much. Two native young men from Jamaica are now being 
trained for the ministry at the Southern Christian Institute, from whose 
labors we cannot but hope for a speedier harvest. A. C. MacHardy, 
Secretary of the Jamaica Association of the Churches of Christ says: 
"Having a trained native ministry is one of the brightest prospects of 
our missions." 

In India we are doing several kinds of missionary work. The women 
in India are not allowed to see any man except their husbands, conse- 
quently the only way we can teach them is to send a woman into their 
homes. These home missionaries are called zenana workers. There we 
have ophanages, school teachers and medical missionaries that are doing 
a grand work. Here we have four mission stations with nineteen work- 
ers, besides a number of native helpers. God has greatly blessed the 
faithful labors of these dear ambassadors of the cross and there are 
already two churches of Christ in India. One at Bina the other at 
Mahoba. with about eighty members. 

The people in India are very poor in comparison with the people in 
our land, and when they learn how Americans live, how much money 
they spend and that we have known of the Savior all our lives, it is 
almost impossible to make them believe that we really have such a Savior 
because we seem so indifferent about the salvation of others and neglect 
to tell the sweet old story. 

The little mission in Mexico is in healthy condition and results of the 
year's work there very gratifying. Great good hoped for the coming 
year by the training of the children. 

In our own United States Jen Hawks is working for his Chinese breth- 
ren in Portland, Oregon. Although the C. W. B M has no missionary 
in China it hopes to accomplish much for the Chinese by educating as 
many as possible that come to America, converting them and sending 
them back to their native land to tell of Jesus and his love These peo- 
ple have a great desire to have the Gospel preached in their home land, 
and this mission with five others in Portland are supporting a worker in 
China. 

At Hazel Green, Kentucky, we have a prosperous mission school, and 
a Bible Chair at Ann Arbor, Michigan. We expect a more rapid realiza- 
tion of great things from this Bible Chair work than from anything we 
have ever undertaken; for a more intelligent and enfluential class will be 
reached in this way. Not that we think the soul of an intelligent Ame- 
rican is any more precious in God's sight than that of the most degraded 
heathen in the world, for we know that God is no respector of persons. 
But it is true, that the intelligent man or woman is capable of exerting 
more influence and reaching a wider circle than a person of less intelli- 
gence. For the past two years the educational work of the C. W. B. M 
has taken on larger proportions. Under its auspices H. L. Willett and 
C. A. Young have held Bible institutes at the Universities of Virginia and 
Georgia with most encouraging results, and their increasing demand for 
Bible teaching at the educational centers, much beyond the limit of 
supply. Hence the urgent need of immediate diligence in prayerful 
endeavor that we may be ready to enter e^ery door the Master opens 
for us, with abundant gratitude that our religion is not a myth or super- 
stition that will not bear the strong light of reason and investigation, but 
that he who searches God's holy word in a spirit of honesty and prayer 
to be guided into the truth will have his faith strengthened. 

By the grace of God the C. W. B. M. has prosperous missions in 
Jamaica, India, United States and Mexico There are fifty-six mis- 



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sionaries employed, besides a number of native helpers. But what is 
this number to 'the scope of the field— the world? The great need is 
readily seen — more men for the field and to give them proper support. 
This is the thing bearing heavily upon the hearts of our Executive Board 
at the present time. 

Having taken a cursory view of the general field let us look especially 
at our own home corner. How to promote the growth oi C. W. B. M. 
work in North Carolina has long been a vexed question, and most 
anxious consideration to many of us. 

Its importance in the development of our spiritual character and the 
far-reaching effect upon the present happiness and the eternal welfare of 
suffering humanity everywhere renders it obligatory upon every Chris- 
tian woman to study well her part in the divine service. 

On no subject would I more earnestly implore guidance, or more hum- 
bly seek loving inspiration from above, than in presenting suggestions 
upon this. We thank God the missionary spirit that has so long lain 
dormant in our hearts has been ignited by the Master's own hand and 
we pray the holy flame may spread from heart to heart, from house to 
house till the glorious illumination shall encircle the entire State, and 
every sister fully realizes her incomparable privilege in the eternal pur- 
pose of the world's salvation. 

Sisters, you have heard the secretary's report; the encouragement we 
have from* the labors of our organizer for which we are truly grateful. 
Yet, do we all feel that the results of years have been such as we would 
and should have had them? If not, then it will be wise to profit by our 
failures, accept the encouragement of the good accomplished and so plan 
for the coming year that we will achieve more in our Lord's blessed 
name. We are forced to the conclusion that our failure to increase in 
membership as well as to increase in our treasury is due largely to neglect 
of systematic business in our work. Let us look more carefully to this. 
After much thought and prayerful consideration our National Board sug- 
gested in 1896 the plan of 5 cents per month for State development. 
Many States have accepted it and realized the most gratifying results. 
By others it has been looked upon, like most new things, as an innova- 
tion and not the best way to raise money. 

But, that does not necessarily follow. The plan is in harmony with 
C. W. B. M. methods in that it is systematic, giving each opportunity to 
cast in her mite for State work. Could any large proportion of the sis- 
ters have fellowship in it, there could be a steady income — our State 
treasury would never be empty, and the ten per cent, going to the 
National Organizer's fund would enable them to send workers into the 
weak undeveloped states when asked to help. In view of extending the 
interest of our work I would recommend to your careful consideration, 
the adoption of this 5 cent plan in North Carolina. I would also recom- 
mend the arrangement of the State into districts, and that managers be 
elected for each district. Then in accordance with the prescribed duties, 
as already outlined by our National Board, each manager will be able to 
call to her aid the counsel of such sisters in her district as will be most 
available. By a prayerful, energetic execution of these or similar 
methods our work would receive an impetus to growth hitherto unknown 
by us and more satisfactory than even in its palmy infancy. This divis- 
ion should be the duty of committee on future work. Let us take for 
our watchword "Enlargement," and bearing ever in mind our beautiful 
national motto. "The love of Christ constrains me to make 1899 a year 
of unprecedented advancement in every line of our beloved work. I 
entreat you sisters not sit idly down and say, "there is nothing I 
can do." 

If you do no more you can take the missionary tidings, our C. W. B. 
M. organ, read and pray that God will enlighten your minds and give 
you a willing heart to do whatever lies in your power. I know most of 
us can do but little, yet if we do all we can, though it be ever so little, 



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we may rest assured that God will do the rest in his own good time, and 
we shall see the fruit of our labors far above aught we had asked or 
thought. 

I ask not wealth but power to take 
And use the things I have aright; 
Not years, but wisdom that shall make 
My life a profit and delight, 

I ask not that for me the plan 

Of good and evil be set aside 
But that the common lot of man 

Be nobly borne and glorified. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE N. C. CHRISTIAN 
MISSIONARY CONVENTION. YEAR ENDING OCT. 31, '98. 

Dear Brethren : — Giving praise and honor to Him in whose strength 
we have served you the past year, we herewith present our annual re- 
port. The results of the part year's work are not as satisfactory as we 
had hoped. The hope is cherished that the coming year will witness a 
deeper interest in the cause of Christ in North Carolina. While our la- 
bors this year have not been characterized with large results, we know 
that great good has been accomplished. Much has been done that will 
not be fully realized by the brotherhood until we meet in General Con- 
vention up yonder. 

It is true that some mistakes have been made. We regret this very 
much and hope to be profited by them in future work. It is also true 
that in many ways God has blessed us. During the past year we have 
tried to do all that has been done, in the fear of God and for His glory. 

At the close of our last Convention it was announced that enough 
money was in the hands of the Treasurer to pay all back indebtedness, 
but at that time the matter of printing minutes, and the twenty-five dol- 
lars promised to Bro. J. J Harper for work at Plymouth was overlooked. 
This amounted to $83 which was paid out of this year's proceeds. You 
elected F. F. Dawson as Corresponding Secretary and asked us to keep 
him in the field as Financial Agent. This has been done His report 
will show what has been accomplished through his efforts. The matter 
of having a State Evangelist was left in the hands of your Board, and at 
the suggestion of many of the brethren to put an evangelist in the field, 
Bro. J. B. Green wade was secured and commenced his labors March 15th 
at a stated salary of $50 per month and necessary travelling expenses. 
After repeated efforts to arrange for meetings without any success, Bro. 
Green wade was asked to visit a few points to make the desired arrange- 
ments, but failed. However, Bro Greenwade held several meetings. 
All under very unfavorable circumstances, the results of which will be 
fully brought out in his report. Soon after Bro. Greenwade began his 
labors there seem to arise a general dissatisfaction throughout the State, 
and so great was the opposition we were compelled to locate him We 
succeeded in placing him at Plymouth in June for one half of his time ; 
the other half to be given to any work that might present itself — either 
meetings or otherwise. This arrangement continued until September 1st 
at which time under the circumstances, it was thought best to ask him 
to sever his connection with the Board. This he did 

The work at Plymouth since last Convention has been varying. At 
times very bright and encouraging ; at other times rather sad and dis- 
couraging. In the early part of this year their pastor resigned ; soon 
after some of the members of the building committee followed, the house 



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being a little more than half completed. Our corresponding Secretary 
was asked to take charge of the work which he did, and with his plan- 
ning and encouragement the house is entirely completed and is to-day 
ready for use. We think the work there is encouraging. 

The work at Elizabeth City has been looked after as well as could be 
under the circumstances. We cannot make a definite report on this 
work as we have been unable to get a full report from them. From the 
best information we have been able to obtain, we think the work there 
is in better condition now than it has been since our last Convention. 

The work at Greenville we think is in a very cold state. At our regu- 
lar meeting in April notice was given them that no financial support 
would be allowed because they seemed to be making no effort to build a 
house of worship which, we think, was intended by our last Convention. 
They claim a right to the proportional amount from the Convention to 
the time of the action of the Board. This we left open for the action of 
the Convention. 

Early in the year we commenced work at Parmele and secured the 
services of brethren J. J Harper and S. W. Sumrell each for a sermon a 
month. This work will be fully reported by these brethren. 

During the summer a meeting was held at Williamston, under the di- 
rection of the Board, with but one confession. Later our corresponding 
secretary assisted in a meeting at Pollocksville which resulted in eigh- 
teen additions. Then a meeting was held at Trenton by W. G. Johnston 
assisted by our corresponding secretary, which resulted in the organiza- 
tion of a church with twenty-eight members and nine other additions. 
A lot was purchased and paid for, and the contract let to build a house 
of worship. 

Our corresponding secretary also spent some time at Ayden rendering 
much assistance in raising money and enthusiasm for the new church 
building which will be built very soon. 

We rejoice that a larger sum of money has been raised this year than 
in any previous year of our history as will be shown in the Secretary's 
report. 

When the Ministerial Association met at Dunn Bro. J. R Lassiter 
presented a letter from Pleasant Union Church requesting his examina- 
tion and ordination. The Board appointed the following brethren as a 
Committee on Ordination, M. T. Moye, J. J. Harper, D. H. Petree and 
I. W Rogers. We will ask Bro. Harper to make report. 

During the year the following brethren applied for certificates of mem- 
bership, and having produced satisfactory evidence of their ordination 
and good standing as ministers, certificates were granted and we recom- 
mend that their names be enrolled on the list of preachers. (Except 
Bro. Melton who has already been enrolled. ) : B. H. Melton, W. G. 
Johnston, J. B. Greenwade and M. S. Spear. R. W. Stancill also sent in 
application but was referred to the Convention for final decision. 

We think the visits of the Secretary among the churches has added a 
deeper interest in the cause of missions generally ; and especially Home 
and State Missions, and has done much to more closely unite the church- 
es along mission lines. 

The General Home Board gave to North Carolina missions this year 
$200 and has promised $300 for next year on the condition that an 
Evangelist be placed in Central North Carolina. We recommend that 
this would be a wise move and suggest that the proposition be accepted. 
We wish to urge the entire Brotherhood to support more heartily general 
Home Missions. We recommend 

1st. That this Convention while in session make no appropriations to 
mission points but that after presenting all the facts that the matter be 
referred to the Board for final action. 

2nd. That we suggest that Plymouth and Elizabeth City still be con- 
tinued as mission points. 



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3rd. That Trenton be added as a mission point and be allowed an 
amount sufficient to enable them to have preaching at least one Sunday 
in a month in order that they may complete their house of worship. 

4th. That if any mission point receiving aid from this Convention 
shall employ a preacher independent of the endorsement of the Board of 
Managers it shall forfeit all right to such financial aid. 

5th. That no help be given any church that refuses to either deed 
their property to the Convention, or insert in their deed a reversionary 
clause, to the effect that should the church cease to be active as a church 
of Christ, having no regular services or officers, the property becomes the 
property of the Convention. 

6th. That it should be no part of this Missionary Convention to or- 
dain candidates for the ministry, but that this matter be referred to the 
Ministerial Association and that Art. 13, Constitution amended, be taken 
from our minutes. 

F. F. DAWSON, 

Corresponding Secretary, 



REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 



To the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention : 

Dear Brethren. — I commenced my labors with you Nov. 1st, 1897. 
I started out to visit all the churches in the State during the year. In 
our minutes 1 find 112 churches. In our year book I find 197, this num- 
ber includes the colored churches. From the best information I can gather 
concerning the number of white churches in the State I would say we 
have about 110. I have visited only 80 of these. It has been quite a 
problem to me as to how to secure reports from the 25 or 30 churches 
that seem to be isolated from our work. I visited a number of these 
churches and succeeded in every case, save one, to get a report, which 
reports are presented here to-day. I have traveled 5,062 miles by rail, 
about 300 on boat, about 600 on buggy, wagon, cart, &c. Several miles 
have been traveled on the T. P. & W., which being interpreted means 
"Take Pains and Walk." Total number of miles traveled 5,962. Total 
amount of traveling expenses, including postage, charged to the Conven- 
tion, $117. 

I have made 108 short talks on Missions and church building. Have 
spent some time in the interest of the Plymouth Church, some time at 
Ayden, and have made a number of visits to Trenton. I have raised for 
State Work $1,173.08, as follows: From Churches and individ- 
uals $1,017.08, from my own labor $156. I have in pledges, not 
yet paid, about $250. I have visited every church that it was 
reasonably possible for me to visit. I have tried at all times to do 
the work first that was most needed and to do it as I thought Jesus would 
have me doit. I have succeeded in raising about $1200 in cash and 
pledges for local work. The year's work has been made up of joys and 
sorrows, pleasures and pains, sunshine and shadows, encouragement and 
discouragement, appointments and disappointments. It has been a year 
of constant toil, but for the Master and, therefore all pleasant "for His 
name sake. " 

I have visited the central part of the State, and think it decidedly the 
ripest Mission field in the State. A wise farmer reapes his ripest "field 
first ; therefore, I recommend that as soon as it is thought wise by our 
Board, to place an Evangelist in the field ; that he be placed in the cen- 
tral part of the State and thus accept the proposition of the Home Board. 
I also recommend that a special effort be made to strengthen our weak 



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churches. I suggest that much trouble and unnecessary worry and dis- 
satisfaction, arises from the churches not co-operating more fully and 
heartily with the Board of Managers and the Corresponding Secretary. 

I wish to thank the Churches and the entire brotherhood (and this 
also includes the sisterhood) for their kindness and for the encourage- 
ment given me during the past year ; and if this Convention sees proper 
to put a man in the field the coming year, I beg you to give him your 
full sympathy and support. Do not fail to stand by him in the work; at 
the best he will have many trials and heartaches that no one except 
himself and his God will ever know. I beg you brethren of this Con- 
vention to lay your plans for future work and then stick to them until 
they be fully realized. A postage stamp always sticks until to one thing 
it gets there. May we not learn this lesson ? 

I must not forget the Board. The four noble, true hearted, clear 
headed, Christian Brethren, who have not failed to share with me the 
disappointments of the unrealized hopes of the year's work. They have 
nobly stood by the work in their hands this year. I shall ever appre- 
ciate* their kindness to me If this brotherhood with all its liberality 
should attempt to fully remunerate them for their services it would fail. 
I am glad that my lot has been cast among the "Tar Heels." 

F. F. DAWSON, 
Corresponding Secretary. 



1897. RECEIPTS. 

Oct. 31. Cash on hand $ 335 53 

Nov. 13. From Corresponding Secretary 4 00 

Dec. 6. From Corresponding Secretary 23 51 

Dec. 13. From Corresponding Secretary 12 00 

1898. 

Jan. 10. From Corresponding Secretary 51 51 

Jan. 11 From Corresponding Secretary 15 00 

Feb. 14. From Corresponding Secretary 39 45 

Mar. 14. From Corresponding Secretary. 110 02 

Apr. 14. From Corresponding Secretary 78 23 

May 9. From Corresponding Secretary 63 90 

May 17. From J. B. Greenwade 4 63 

May 27 From Corresponding Secretary 33 33 

May 27. From < orresponding Secretary 19 50 

June 13. From Corresponding Secretary 123 30 

June 13. From J. B. Greenwade 3 00 

July 10. From Corresponding Secretary 63 82 

July 12. From J. J. Kawls 10 00 

July 21. From Corresponding Secretary 19 50 

Aug 28 From Corresponding Secretary 11 18 

Oct. 1. From Oak Grove 2 50 

Aug. 15. From J. B. Greenwade 17 70 

July — From Corresponding Secretary , 45 50 

July — From Corresponding Secretary 65 28 

Oct. 24. From Corresponding Secretary 25 00 

Oct. 24. From Tranter's Creek 1 25 

Oct 27. From Corresponding Secretary 358 26 

Oct. 27. From J. B. Greenwade 54 00 

Oct. 27. From S. W. Sumrell 5 65 

Oct. 28. From Corresponding Secretary 101 97 

Oct. 28. From Corresponding Secretary 41 76 

$1,740 32 



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1897. DISBURSEMENTS. 

Oct. 81. Paid B. H. Melton $ 250 00 

Oct. 31. PaidJ. J Harper 25 00 

Dec. 14. Paid F. F. Dawson 50 00 

1898. 

Jan. 8. Paid for transcribing minutes 10 00 

Jan. 8. Paid for printing minutes 36 12 

Jan. 11. Paid F. F. Dawson 7 50 

Jan. 11. Paid F. F. Dawson 47 75 

Feb 17. Paid F. F. Dawson 15 00 

Feb. 17. Paid F. F. Dawson 28 00 

Mar. 14. Paid F. F. Dawson 55 30 

Mar. 14. Paid B. H. Melton 50 00 

Apr. 5. Paid J. B. Greenwade 10 00 

Apr. 13. Paid S. W. Sumrell 6 00 

Apr. 13. Paid F. F. Dawson 58 08 

Apr. 13. Paid J. B Greenwade 12 54 

May 11. Paid F. F Dawson 53 00 

May 11. Paid for telegram 25 

May 16. Paid J. B. Greenwade 10 00 

May 17. Paid J B. Greenwade 4 63 

May 27 Paid B. H. Melton 33 33 

May 27. Paid J B. Greenwade 19 50 

June 10. Paid J. B. Greenwade 5 00 

June 14. Paid J. B. Greenwade 51 85 

June 14. Paid S. W. Sumrell 5 00 

June 14. Paid F. F. Dawson 30 00 

June 14. Paid J. B. Greenwade 42 76 

July 10. Paid F. F. Dawson 53 82 

Aug. 3. Paid J. B. Greenwade 6 30 

July 21 . Paid Williamston Meeting 19 50 

Aug. 28. Paid Trenton Meeting 11 18 

July 15. Paid J. B. Greenwade 45 50 

Aug. 15. Paid J. B. Greenwade 17 70 

Oct. 15. Paid J. B. Greenwade 97 68 

July 15. Paid F. F. Dawson 65 28 

Oct. 27. Paid J. B Greenwade 54 00 

Oct. 27. Paid S W. Sumrell 5 65 

Oct. 28. Paid J. J. Harper 37 05 

Oct. 28. Paid J. B. Greenwade .• 64 92 

Oct. 28. Paid F. F. Dawson 253 61 

Oct. 28. Paid Mrs. S. A. Winfield 2 00 

Oct. 28. Paid for transcribing minutes 10 00 

11,668 80 
T. W. PHILLIPS, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF ADVISORY BOARD. 

To the State Board and the North Carolina Christian Missionary 
Convention, Greetings : 

The Advisory Committee at the Christian Church in Winston on 
Tuesday night, Oct. 11th, 1898, Dr. R. H. Jones, J. F. Miller, E. R. Mes- 
sick and H. C. Bowen were present. F. F. Dawson, Corresponding Sec- 



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retary, met with us in consultation. The work of the year in Central 
North Carolina was reviewed, showing, 

1st. A meeting held at Union Chapel, Alamance county, by H C. 
Bo wen, his time being donated by the Winston Church. Several other 
meetings have been held with good results 

2nd. An effort was made to organize a union meeting at Jefferson 
Church in July, but it was not as successful as we wished ; however, we 
purpose to continue these meetings on 5th Sundays as regularly as 
possible. 

3rd. Houses of Worship have been nearly completed at Rural Hall, 
Forsythe County, and at Rose Bud, Stokes County. Five hundred dol- 
lars have been paid on building and debt at Winston, most of it by the 
Winston members. On the whole substantial gains have been made all 
along the line, and we feel encouraged to go forward in hope. We re- 
commend, 

1st. As the Winston Church is making efforts to complete their house 
and to have weekly preaching during the year 1899, we commend them 
as worthy of the sympathy, prayers and co-operation of the brotherhood. 

2nd. That an Evangelist labor in the Central part of the State for as 
much time as possible and thus enlist the co-operation of the churches 
and strengthen the cause. 

H. C. BOW EN, Secretary. 



REPORT OF WORK AT PARMELE. 

To the Board of Managers of the N. C. C. M. C. : 

In compliance wtth your request, I have during part of the past year 
preached monthly at Parmele. But owing to circumstances over which 
I have had no control, I have been unable to visit them more than half 
the time. I have received at Parmele on salary $4.00. There are living 
there some earnest and devoted Disciples, who liave it in their hearts to 
build a house of worship at an early date. 

There have been no additions to my appointments but the interest 
there is encouraging. They want a meeting soon. 

Very respectfully, 

J. J. HARPER. 



To the Board of Managers of the N. C. C. M. Con. : 

Brethren: I have preached eight times at Parmele; have had two con- 
fessions and baptisms. Have received from the brethren there $6.00 on 
salary. 

I consider that the time and money invested in work there has been 
well spent. Very respectfully, 

S. W. SUMRELL. 



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REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF C. C. COLLEGE. 

We, the Trustees of C. C. College, beg leave to submit the following 
report, beginning Oct. 24th, 1897, and ending Oct. 25th, 1898 : 

Pupils enrolled 140 

Collected for tuition $575.00 

Music department ' 200.00 

The following amounts have been received on the college debt : 

Balance due Oct. 30th, '97 $ .39 

Nov. 6th, 1897, Hookerton Union 13.78 

" " " A. J. Move 4.00 

Jan. 29, '98, W. R. Williams 3.85 

" 30, " Hookerton Union 19.97 

Mav29, " " " 7.11 

Oct 1, " From Y. P. S. C. E 63.20 

$112.30 

Jan 30th, 1898, Paid Jesse Cannon on Note $41.99 

Oct, 1st, " " " " " " 70.31 

$112.30 
Balance due on College debt about $220.00. 

Prof. A. F. Moore has been employed as Principal for school year end- 
ing June 1st, 1899. We are very thankful for all favors received in the 
past and earnestly pray for even greater efforts on the part of friends and 
brethren. 

While the school is not what we desire it should be, yet by the united 
efforts of the brotherhood it can be made an institution that we, as a peo- 
ple, can point to with just pride. 

W. R, WILLIAMS, President. 
JESSE CANNON, Sec. & Treas. 



REPORT OF EVANGELIZING GOMMITTEE. 

We, your Committee on Evangelizing, submit the following report: 

We recommend, 

1st. That each Mission point make an effort to secure the co-operation 
of neighboring churches in employing a preacher. 

2nd. That no help be given to any point until an earnest effort has been 
made, with the assistance of neighboring congregations, (if any can be 
induced to co-operate) to raise the largest possible amount; and then, 
after this effort has been made, that the Board grant such help as maybe 
needed, — if in its power. 

3rd. That the needs of the following Mission points be considered by 
the Board, and that it grant, if possible, such help as may be necessary : 
Elizabeth City, Plymouth, Greenville, Trenton, Jones Co., and Grimes- 
land. 

4th. That the Board select new points for planting churches with the 
greatest possible care, and that after it has been decided to open work in 
a new field, thorough preparation for a meeting be made and then a first 
class evangelist employed to hold the meeting and that he receive pay 
only, for time he is at work; furthermore, that every effort be made to 
make the work permanent. 



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5th. That in view of the offer of $300 from the General Board to aid in 
supporting an evangelist in the central part of the State, that we recom- 
mend Greensboro and Reidsville as ripe unto the harvest and that we 
also co-operate with the General Board as far as possible in carrying on 
the work in Central North Carolina. 

6th. That each church having a minister allow him to give some part 
of his time to some available point as the Mission of that church. 

7th. That this Convention furnish printed envelopes and such other 
advertising matter as may be thought necessary for gathering a large 
offering for State work. 

8th. That each preacher consider himself as a special financial agent 
for the church or churches he may serve. We would also recommend 
that the Board of Managers, as far as possible, seek an expression from 
the preachers before undertaking work in new fields, and that every effort 
be made to have the most sympathetic and prayerful co-operation in car- 
rying on the State work. 

W. G. JOHNSTON, 
B. H. MELTON, 
M. T. MOYE, 
J. R. TINGLE, 
W. T. MASSENGILL. 



REPORT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE. 

We, your Committee on Finance, beg leave to report that we have re- 
ceived from the Churches — a list of which is herewith handed in — Fifty- 
six dollars and Eighty cents, which amount has been paid over to the 
Corresponding Secretary. 

Respectfully submitted, -' 

J. C. B^RRINOTON, 
N. D. MYERS, 
P. S. SWAIN. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We, your Committee on Sunday Schools, submit the following report: 
We recommend, 

1st. That every teacher and officer in the Sunday School should be 
a Christian. 

2nd. That there should be a more systematic organization of Sunday 

Schools among us and that new ones be organized wherever practicable. 

3rd. That all our Schools be urged to use our literature, and that there 

should be more faithfulness in the study of the Bible on the part of all 

teachers and superintendents. 

4th. That the following be elected by this Convention as officers for the 
present Conventiou year: 

President, J. B. Latham, vice C. W. Howard; Secretary, H. W. John- 
ston; Treasurer, Mrs. Cora McRae. 

B. H. MELTON, 
G. H. WATERS, 
J. P. QUINNERLY, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION AND ORDINATION. 

Your Committee reports that only one applicant for examination and 
ordination came before them, and that after careful examination as to the 
attainments of the applicant, we decided to ask him to continue his 
studies another vear. Respectfully submitted, 

J. J. HARPER, 
S. W. SUMRELL, 
P. 8. SWAIN. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RECOMMENDATIONS. 

Your Committee, to whom was committed the matter of recommenda- 
tions to come before the Convention, ask to submit the following: 

We recommend, 

1st. That the regular offerings for the year be made in the following 
order : 

November — Children's Day, for Home and State Work, Equally. 

December — C. W. B. M. Educational Day. 

March — Foreign Missions. 

May — Home Missions. 

June — Children's Day for Foreign Missions. 

September — Ministerial Relief and Church Extension. 

October — State Missions. 

2nd. That a Convention be held in the month of May of each year, in 
connection with the Ministerial Association, embracing the Sunday 
School and Christian Endeavor interest, one day each to be known as the 
Sunday School, Christian Endeavor and Ministerial Convention, and to 
commence on Tuesday after the second Lord's day in May. 

3rd. That Tuesday the first day of each Annual Convention be left 
entirely to the work of the Christian Woman's Board of Missions. 

4th. That no religious paper be accepted and adqpted as the organ of 
the Disciples in North Carolina. 

Respectfully submitted. 

J. J. HARPER, 
C. W HOWARD, 
W. H. STANCELL. 



RESOLUTIONS. 

Whereas, Our present Board of Managers are retiring from the service 
of the Convention, and 

Whereas, They have served in this capacity for many years with 
faithfulness and ability, therefore be it 

Resolved, By this Convention that we extend to these brethren our 
hearty thanks for their faithfulness and energy in enlarging the work of 
our Master in the Old North State, and be it further 

Resob-ed, That the thanks of the Convention be given F. F. Dawson, 
our Corresponding Secretary for his faithjul efforts in enlisting the 
Churches in co-operative Mission work. 

W. G. JOHNSTON. 

Resolved, That we sincerely thank the good people of this community 
for the admirable and faithiul manner in which thev have entertained 
the Convention J. J. HARPER. 



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LORD'S DAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



SCHOOLS. 


SUPERINTENDED r S. 


1 

POST OFFICES. 


i GO 

> s 

6 


"3 
X 
>. 




W. P. Elliott 


Hunter's Bridge 

Ayden 

Coahoma 

Baird's Creek 


40 

75 
30 
100 


$ 84 

10 00 
12 00 




-T M Dixon 


Armenia 


H. P. Loftin 


Amity 


Mrs Alice Pipkin 

Mrs. Blanche Moseley . 


8 00 






25 
74 
50 
128 
25 
15 


10 00 

20 00 

5 00 

51 70 




H. B Holton 






J. B Bateman 


Hertford 


Bethany (Pamlico) 


G. W. Brinson 

Susan Draug-hn 

11 Marshburn 




Bethany ( Edgecombe) . . 










10 00 






Christian Prospect 

Christian fhapel 

-^Christian Hop -* 


W. C. Jarman 

W F. Tavlor 


Richlands 


S6 

42 
61 
42 
40 

55 
43 


15 00 , 


VV A. Jackson 

Mc. l). Holliday 

G. K. Gr mtham 

Sallie L stilley 

W. S. Wh'tson 

G . vv . Gardner 

VV. Ellis 

VV. J. Gibble 










13 00 

4 00 

5 00 










E. City 


E. Citv 




Fals- < ape 


Creeds 

Grifton 


!0 50 


Grif ton 








65 
65 
25 

80 
135 

55 




Haskin's Chanel 


Bonus 


1 00 




R. J. Peel 

J W Wolff 






Rural Hal.. 


3 -20 
175 00 




W. H. Price 


Kinsfcori 

Askm 


Kitt Swamp 

Kala, Va 






a dn 






Monticello 


35 






51 
61 
92 
45 
80 
75 
30 
65 
34 
25 
75 
85 
30 




Middleton 






22 90 






Overshot 


2 62 


Mt. Oliye . 














100 00 




A B . Congleton 

T. M. Davenport 

W . H Stancell 


Stokes 




Ore on 

Old Ford 


Sout" Creek 


29 78 


Oak Grove ( < 'raven) 


J. O. Griffin 






W. a. Davis 

F. M. Bowden 

Jno. H. Leggett 

S. R. Davenport 




5 00 


Polloksnlle 


Polloksville 


15 00 


Plymouth . 




Philippi 










*Powell's Point 


E . V Melson . . 




60 

68 




Bobersonvi le 


W. W. Andrews 


Roberson ville 


8 91 


Koanoke < hapel 


E W Waters... 




42 

75 

40 

2 4 

5-? 

50 

30 

4 

40 


4 29 




Richlands 


50 




B. F. Stillev 






J. B. Porter 


Scranton 




Selah. . . 


Geo. R. Be?-t 


4 33 


South West 




Coahoma 






F. VI. Bishon 


15 00 




J B Latham 




32 20 








14 45 




J M. Price 

J . E Triplett 










50 
80 
41 
67 
65 
20 
89 
35 
30 
60 
90 
75 
78 
34 


4 00 


♦Spring Hill 


J. D. Phillips 

T Rouahton . 










*Sin Clair Cre^k 


H 8. H rdy 








Comfort 






Edward Stokes 

<4. H. -Emmons 

Y. M. Westmoreland . . 


7 00 


*Union Chapel 

Union •'bap'H Alamance) 


Tar Landing' 

Elorj College 


' '230 




VV. J. < rumpler 




21 00 




Washington 


113 48 




72 00 




W G Wilson... 




25 00 




W. L. Roberson 




2 14 








Total 


3529 


868 54 



Note— Schools marked thus 
last year's i eport 



failed to report at Convention, and are copied from 



C. W. B. m. STATISTICS. 



AUXILIARIES. 

WHERE 

LOCATED. 


PRESIDENTS. 


POST OFFICE. 


CO 

u 

o 

S3 
6 


t6 

W 

« 

9) 

a 

o 

3 


Armenia 

Broad Creek . . . 

Bethany 

Kinston 


Mrs Helen Kennedy 
Loula E. Holton . . 
Cassie A. Barrington 
Mrs. A. LaRoque 
Mary E. McKinney. 

Miss Etta Nunn 

Mrs. Ella Hodges. . . 

Lucy Latham 

Ida Mc Law horn. . . . 

Annie Brooks 

Lucy Duffy 

Mrs. J. T. Kennedy. 
Mrs. E. R. Messick 
Mrs. W. J. Grumpier 


Coahoma 

Olympia 

Baird's Creek 

Kinston 


15 
14 
11 
25 


$ 21 35 

3 60 

5 80 

65 00 


Middleton 

New Bern ... . 

Old Ford 

*Pantego 

*Rountrees 


Middleton 

New Bern 

Washington 

Pantego 

Ayden 


10 
20 
22 
10 
11 
25 
22 


'"20*66 


*Salem 

*Union Chapel.. 
Wheat Swamp. 

Winston 

Washington .... 


Quinnerly 

Tar Landing. . . . 
Institute 




Winston 

Washington 


17 
19 


21 00 

48 15 


Total 


221 


$ 184 90 



Those marked thus 
report is given. 



did not report at Convention and last year's 



CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

N. C. CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



Article I. This organization shall be called the North Carolina Chris- 
tian Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread of 
the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds for 
other fields. 

Art III. Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of 
Christ, who have been sent by their respective churches, or by an associa- 
tion of churches, of delegates to its Annual Convention. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. 
All Evangelists whose names appear on the list of preachers of this Con- 
vention are members by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Record- 
ing Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be elected 
annually, and hold their respective offices until their successors are elected. 

Art. VI. Each congregation belonging to this Convention may adopt 
such method of supplying itself with regular preaching as it may deem 
most practicable ; provided, however, if any church or congregation shall 
call to its ministry a man of unworthy character, or take any action that 
would injure the cause or hinder progress then such church shall be ad- 
judged disorderly. 

Art. VII. The officers of the Convention, snan cun^itute a Boaru uj. 
Managers, whose duty it shall be to cany 7 into execution the work of the 
Convention. They shall meet on call of the President, and. during the in- 
terval between the annual meetings fill all vacancies in their own body ; 
employ Evangelists and agents, and direct them in their field of labor. 
They shal] keep a full record of their proce* dings, and make report through 
the Corresponding Secretary at the Annual Convention, making such rec- 
ommendations as they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall con- 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice-President and Recording Secretary, 
shall perform the duties usually belonging to such offices at the Annual 
Convention. The ( orresponding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay 
them to the Treasurer, keeping an account of the same. He may also be 
employed as General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums paid him 
for Services. The Treasurer shall receive from the Corresponding Secre- 
tary all funds, pay them out on order of the Clerk of the Board, keep an 
accurate account of the same, and make report at the Annual Convention. 

Art. IX. The Annual Convention may annually contribute a per cent- 
age of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Chris- 
tian Missionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined by the Con- 
vention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday after the 4th 
Lord's day in October, at such place as may have been determined by the 

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33 

last Annual Convention In case the Convention shall have failed to ap 
point a place, the Board shall select the place of meeting. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two thirds 
of the members presentat any regular meeting of the Convention; provided 
such amendment shall have first been recommended by the Board, or a 
year's notice shall have been given. 

Art. XU. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be 
known as Union Meeting Districts, and each district may choose its own 
method of works, and may contribute its collections for missionary pur- 
poses, or any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Art XIII. All who contemplate entering the ministry, and becoming 
members of the N. C. C. M. Convention, shall be examined by a committee 
of three on examination for ordination, appointed by the President of the 
Convention, and duly ordained by said Convention. But the Board of 
Managers may examine and ordain such applicants or appoint a committee 
to do so when the Convention is not in session. 

Art. XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any organization, 
taking part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall be subject to the 
authority of the Convention ; and any congregation or individual member 
who will not submit to the authority of the Convention shall be considered 
disorderly. 



No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of the Convention as re- 
gards devising ways and means for the spread of the Gospel, ministers, 
individual members, and congregations shall be required to answer to the 
Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or individual member, con- 
trary to the deliberations of the Convention, shall be considered disorderly. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a committee of 
three shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minister, or individual 
member, and three others, chosen by the Board or President of the Con 
vention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be provided with cre- 
dentials by the Convention, and shall uot ask congregations to accept 
them without said credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp with it all proceed- 
ings and actions of an official character. 

No. 6 The penalty of insubordination shall be suspension from the 
Convention ; but all possible moderation shall be used in deciding ques- 
tions of insubordination. 



STATE BOARD. 



(DISCIPLES OF CHRIST 



J. J. HARPER, Smtthfield, 
JOS. KINSEY, Wilson, - 
M. T. MOYE, Wilson, - 
GEO. HACKNEY, Wilson, 
F. F. DAWSON, Washington, 



President 

Vice-Ppesident 

Rec. Secretary 

Treasurer 

Cor. Secretary 



ADVISORY BOARD. 



H. 0. BOWEN, 
Dr. R, II. JONES, - 
E. R. MESSICK, - 
J. T. MILLER, 
GEO. A. GRIMSLEY, 



Winston, N. C. 

Winston, N. C. 

Winston, N. C. 

Rural Hall, N. C. 

■ Greensboro, N. C. 






PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 

■ • 



FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 




HELD WITH 



The Christian Church, 



WILSON, N. C, 

OCTOBER 24,25, 26, 27, 1899, 



LAGRANGE, N. C. 

Sentinel Publishing Company 

1899. 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



FIFTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 

CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION, 

HELD WITH 

The Christian Church, 

WILSON, N. C, 

OCTOBER 24,25, 26, 27, 1899. 



LAGRANGE, N. C. 

Sentinel Publishing Company. 

1899. 



LIST OF PREACHERS AND THEIR POST OFFICES. 



NAMES. OFFICES. COUNTY. STATE. 

Adams, D. H Pungo, ...Beaufort N. C. 

Ayers, Stanley Williamston Martin " 

Burns, J. L Raleigh Wake " 

Bowen, H. C Winston Forsythe " 

Blake, H. A Washington Beaufort " 

Brickhouse, W. B Mackey's Ferry Washington " 

Cobb, W. H Whitaker's Edgecombe " 

Carver, Isaiah Nashville Nash " 

Davis, D. W Washington Beaufort '' 

Davis, J. T Ormondsville Greene " 

Davis, C. L Leechville Beaufort " 

Davenport, H. S South Creek Beaufort " 

Gurganus, H. S Plymouth Washington " 

Gibble, W. J Bonus Jones " 

Grubbs, J. T Grifton Pitt. " 

Green, Thomas Pantego Beaufort " 

Hardison, J. W Jamesville Martin " 

Hart, A. C Vanceboro Pamlico " 

Harper, J. J Smithfield Johnson " 

Harper, Dr. H. D Kinston Lenoir •■ 

Henderson, J. S Coinjock 

Holton, J. W Grantsboro Pamlico " 

Holton, I. P Reelsboro Pamlico " 

Holton, A. J Olympia Pamlico " 

Hood, N. B „..Dunn Harnett " 

Howard, C. W. Kinston Lenoir " 

Jackson, W. G Plymouth Washington '- 

Jennett, J. R Beaufort Carterett " 

Johnson, J. H Dobbersville Samson " 

Johnston, W. G Kinston Lenoir " 

Jones, J. B Lexington Ky. 

Lassiter, J. R Newton Grove Samson N. C. 

Latham, Aug Washington Beaufort " 

Lee, C. E Bunyan Beaufort " 

Leighton, Andrew F Dunn Harnett " 

Melton, B. H Wilson Wilson " 

Massingill, Rich. H Dobbersville Samson " 

Moye, M. T Wilson Wilson il 

Petree, D. H LaGrange Lenoir " 

Respess, J. B Washington Beaufort " 

Rightsell, L. T Kinston Lenoir " 

Rogers, I. W Trenton Jones " 

Sumrell, S. W Grifton Pitt " 

Spear, M. S Washington Beaufort " 

Spruill, J. A Plymouth Washington " 

Swain, C. H Roper Washington " 

Swain, P. S Plymouth Washington " 

Tingle, J. R Ayden .. Pitt '. «' 

Tyson, Geo. T Leechville Beaufort " 

Waters, J. D Lexington Ky. 

Winfield, W. O Bath Beaufort N. C. 

Whitley, Thos. W Bath Beaufort " 



PROCEEDINGS 

— OF THE — 

NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY 
CONVENTION. 



FIRST DAY. 

Tuesday, the first day of the Convention^ was occupied by the 
C. W. B. M. Sessions. This was a good day for the sisters. 



SECOND DAY. 

Convention assembled at 9:20 A. M., President J. J. Harper in 
the chair. Devotional exercises were conducted by C. W. How- 
ard of Kinston. Song service led by F. F. Dawson, of Washing- 
ton. Prof. Joseph Kinsey, of the Wilson Female College, greeted 
and welcomed the delegates and visitors to the progressive town 
of Wilson, and the hospitable homes and hearts of the people, in 
an appropriate and impressive address, which was feelingly re- 
sponded to by President Harper. 

J. J. Harper, President of the Convention, in his annual address, 
full of sound and practical forethought, emphasized the following 
suggestions: 

1. Thorough training and drilling of the congregations in sys- 
tematic work, in order to accomplish larger and more beneficial re- 
sults. 

2. A general distribution of Christian literature; to educate 
the people "in the way of the Lord more perfectly," in the prom- 
inence of our plea for the restoration of primitive Chistianity, and 
to meet aggressive infidelity. 

3. Methodical union in Sunday school instruction, suited to the 
capacity of the pupils. 

4. The erection of houses of worship at all points, before be- 
ginning protracted or evangelical efforts to organize congregations. 



5. Rural church work to be encouraged, by grouping of church- 
es, and co-operation in building preachers' homes in accessible 
localities, and employing suitable ministers. 

6. That progress demands increased liberality during the in- 
coming year. 

7. The cultivation of more intimate relations between the Con- 
vention and the C. W. B. M. 

8. Unity of purpose and concert of action among the preach- 
ers essential. Active co-operation along these lines insures suc- 
cess, and enlarged usefulness. 

After a song, the report of the Cor. Sec. was received, and a- 
dopted. (See report.) 

Treasurer's report received and adopted. (See report.) 
Symposium on State work, conducted by W. G. Johnston, who 
briefly discussed the matter, and called upon Prof. Rightsell, who 
responded by reading a paper on, "Preachers Responsible for 
Failure of Home Missions." F. F. Dawson then read a paper on, 
"Relation of State, Home, and Foreign Missions," the conductor 
closing with "Some Needs of the State Work." 

The following committees were appointed by the president: 

On Examination and Ordination: C. W. Howard, N. B. Hood 
and I. W. Rogers. 

On Statistics: Profs. R. J. Peel, A. J. Manning, and L. T. 
Rightsell. 

Auditing Committee: E. A. Moye, P. S. Swain and W. G« 
Johnston. 

The time intervening before adjournment was very profitably 
employed by remarks by W. G Johnston, on Auxiliary Helps, em- 
phasizing the free distribution of tracts, especially where the Dis- 
cipl-es are comparatively unknown. 

The need and cultivation of spirituality, the promoter of prog- 
ress, liberality, and unity, impressively presented by B. H. Melton. 

W. R. Williams endorsed the suggestion of enlarged tract 
distribution, citing the universal course of Mormon Elders in us- 
ing this means to reach the people. 

H. W. Johnson, F. F. Dawson and M. S. Spear were appoint- 
ed to investigate and report on Sunday schools. 

After a song, the Convention adjourned till 2:30 P. M. 
Prayer by I. W. Rogers. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

At 2:35 P. M. Convention reassembled. Scripture lesson read 
by P. S. Swain. Song service led by F. F. Dawson. Prayer by 
C. C. Smith, Cor. Sec. of American Christian Missionary Society, 
of Cincinnati, Ohio. 

By previous invitation, Rev. A. D. Thaeler, of the Moravian 
church, of Winston, President of the Interdenominational C. E. of 
N. C, delivered an entertaining and instructive address on, 'The 
New Army of the Lord." He was felicitous in presenting the ar- 
my of this constantly enlarging force, in the cause of the Master; 
and its wonderful future possibilities, meeting the actual need of 
the churches in willing workers, united consecrated effort, spir- 
itual growth, faithfulness, and love being the leading factors. At 
its close, the President, in behalf of the Convention, warm'y thank- 
ed Bro. Thaeler for his profitable address. Song, "Nearer My 
God to Thee." 

Following committees were announced: 

On Evangelizing — Joseph Kinsey, W. J. Crumpler, W. W. 
Farmer, Robert Cannon and J. J. Rose. 

On Ministerial Character — W. R. Williams, H. W. Johnson, 
W. G. Wilson, H. C. Jackson and S. B. Taylor. 

On Nominations — A. J. Moye, Ferd Ward and W. F. 
Draughan. 

Closing song. On motion, adjourned to meet at 7:30 P. M. 
Benediction by M. T. Moye. 



NIGHT SESSION. 



Convention reassembled at 7:30. Before being called to or- 
der, a short time was appropriated to Christian Endeavor, led by 
A. D. Thaeler. Song 444. Prayer by Bro. Thaeler. 

Bro. C. C. Smith, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cor. Sec. of the A. C. 
M. S., addressed the Convention on the Urgency of Home Mis- 
sions. This urgency, the eloquent speaker, impressively based 
upon the obligation of Christians to the Master, to preach the gos- 
pel to every creature; and our country, from its vast domain, the 
many representative nationalities within her borders, and the rap- 
id expansion of her commerce, made the United States, the great 



radiating centre of missions to all the world. 

Song service led by A. F. Leighton. Prayer by Sister Louise 
Kelly. Adjourned. 



THIRD DAY. 



Convention convened at 9:40. Devotional services conducted 
by Merritt Owen. Song service led by F. F. Dawson. Commit- 
tee on Ministerial Character reported, on motion received and 
adopted. (See report.) 

On motion, Committee on Statistics was excused. 

Report of Auditing Committee adopted. (See report.) 

Report of Committee on Nominations adopted. (See report.) 

Report of Committee on Evangelizing adopted, first by sec- 
tions, then as a whole. (See report.) 

D. H. Petree being absent, his place on the program was fill- 
ed by C. C. Smith, of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Louise Kelley, of Em- 
poria, Kan. Both speakers warmly endorsed Children's Day, as 
an enlarging factor in missions, towards which the energies of the 
congregations should be more pointedly directed, and the children 
specially encouraged as an educational power, to promote habitual 
contributions to the various benevolent institutions of the Church; 
and habitual, ready workers in the churches. 

On motion, the churches of Rural Hall and Trenton were en- 
rolled on the list of churches. Song. Announcements. Doxol- 
ogy. Benediction by A. F. Leighton. Adjourned to meet at 2:30 
P. M. 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Convention reassembled at 2:30 P. M. Song, "Rock of 
Ages." Prayer by J. L. Burns. 

The Will of God as Related to Missions, was discussed by A. 
McLean, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Cor. Sec. of "World Wide Missions," 
in a masterful and instructive manner, clearly demonstrating to all 
unprejudiced minds that, all peoples are God's children, and, that 
it is his will clearly and emphatically revealed, in both Dispensa- 
tions of his grace, that his gospel be preached to every nation — 
to all people. It is the voice of God today, to the church, go 
wherever there is a lost soul. Space forbids further notice of the 
address of this grand "man of God." Song, "All Hail the Power 



of Jesus' name." 

Bro. G. L. Wharton, returned Missionary from India, being 
kept from the Convention on account of sickness, on motion of J. 
L. Burns, a special prayer by M. T. Moye, was offered in his be- 
half. 

At the call of the roll of ministers several names were stricken 
off, three added and one reported dead. 

M. T. Moye, in a few touching remarks, announced the death 
of J. R. Winfield, of Pantego — a pioneer preacher and faithful 
servant of God. D. W. Davis was appointed to prepare an obit- 
uary to be printed in the Minutes of the Convention. 

Committee on C. C. College reported. (See report.) 

Committee on Sunday Schools reported. (See report.) 

Report of Committee on Examination and Ordination. (See 
report.) 

Place of holding next session of Convention considered. 
Ayden, Pitt county, unanimously chosen. 

Bro. W. G. Johnston moved that our Cor. Sec. be instructed 
to obtain the names and numerical strength of our churches in the 
Western part of the State, as far as may be possible, and enroll 
the same on the Minutes of the Convention. Adopted. 

Under miscellaneous business, Bro. A. McLean gave it as his 
matured opinion that our preachers when entering the ministry 
would do well by "Roughing it on the Borders," in order to be 
willing and efficient to labor wherever there was an opening and 
need of work; and not to expect everything made to hand for 
their special accommodation and comfort — successful development 
would be time enough for soft places and large salaries. 

Dr. H. D. Harper presented the following resolutions: 

i. That we, hereby express our sincere appreciation of the 
courtesies extended to us by the other religious bodies of Wilson; 
and also to the citizens generally for their overflowing hospitality 
during our sojourn in their city. 

2. That we are grateful to the Atlantic Coast Line and its 
branches. Albemarle & Raleigh, Norfolk & Carolina, Southern, 
and A. & W. N. C. Railroads for reduced rates to the Convention. 

3. That we express our admiration of the liberal and self- 
denying spirit manifested by the church in Wilson in consenting 
for its pastor, Bro. B. H. Melton, to act as Cor. Sec. during the 
past year, which he has so fully and faithfully performed without 



compensation; also to the other members of the Official Board and 
officers of the Convention, for the faithful manner in which they 
have performed their difficult duties. Unanimously adopted. 

Thanks and appreciation offered to the visiting brethren and 
Sister Kelly through President Harper. Adjourned. 

Benediction by B. A. Abbott, of Baltimore. 



NIGHT SESSION. 



Convention met at appointed hour. Devotional exercises 
conducted by Rev. J. B. Hurley, pastor of the M. E. Church. So- 
lo by Miss Swan, of the Kinsey Female College. Address by 
B. A. Abbott, pastor of First Christian Church of Baltimore. Sub- 
ject, "The Holy Spirit and Missions." The following is a brief 
synopsis of the address: 

I. The Field. 

II. ProgrAxM Of The Spirit. 

III. Forces Marshalled By The Spirit To Accomplish 
Success. 

The Field — the whole world, embracing all mankind. — Souls 
in central Africa as dear to God as souls in N. C. Some may 
scent heresy here. The greatest heresy in the world is disloyalty 
to God, who through his Son, taught that "repentance and remis- 
sion of sins should be preached in his name among all nations." 

Program of the Spirit, (i) Convict the world of sin. (2) Of 
righteousness. (3) Of judgment. 

Forces used. — Man, the Gospel, the Spirit.* — Sanctified indi- 
viduals the agents, Gospel the power, Spirit the director. The 
Bible, the word of God to teach the way of salvation. Consecra- 
ted men and women to carry this blessed word. Means to sustain 
them during their labors. Prayers and help of all God's people. 
Thus equipped, success is certain. 

This brief synopsis only outlines some of the salient points of 
the Spirit-breathing address. 

Song by the choir. Prayer and benediction Dy Rev. W. H. 
Reddish, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church. Adiournment 
to meet at 9 A. M. to-morrow. 



9 
FOURTH DAY. 

Convention assembled at appointad hour. C. W. Howard, 
chairman of the Committee on Examination and Ordination, im- 
pressively and scripturally conducted the Ordination Service. 

Brethren John R. Jennett and Richard H. Massingill were 
formally set apart by prayer and the imposition of the hands of 
Ministers C. W. Howard, N. B. Hood, and I. W. Rogers, as evan- 
gelists to proclaim the word of God. The ordination was endors- 
ed by Bro. C. C. Smith, and the brethren generally. 

After song sevice, prayer was offered by M. T. Moye. Un- 
der head of Miscellaneous Business, H. W. Johnson, of Pantego, 
made a plea for endorsement of the Convention to help build a 
house of worship at Belhaven, Beaufort Co. Commended by Pres- 
ident Harper. 

On motion, the two Trustees of C. C. College, whose term of 
office had expired, were re-elected. 

Prof. Manning, President of C. C. C, warmly and eloquently 
presented its claims to the consideration of the Brotherhood. 
Endorsed by A. McLean, W. R. Williams, C. W. Howard and 
others. The supreme question, said McLean, is educated mission 
work. Endorsed by Bro. Smith. Prof. Manning's course and 
qualifications highly commended. 

Prof. Kinsey, always alert for the interests of his school, ur- 
gently presented the claims of Wilson Female College, 

F. F. Dawson in behalf of the Watch Tower, said it was un- 
der the management of a joint stock company of 30 representa- 
tive brethren — a fixture seeking co-operation and helpfulness. 

Dr. H. D. Harper suggested that, as evangelists cannot visit 
all the churches, there should be a better understanding between 
churches and evangelists in order to secure a weekly, or monthly 
sacrifice in their respective charges, for the good of the cause, 
where meetings are in progress, with a favorable outlook. 

Words of a retrospective character solicited by the President. 
Responded toby I. L. Chestnutt, I. W. Rogers, C. W. Howard, 
Thomas Green and Merritt Owen. 

The spirit of the Convention commended by J. B. Hurley of 
the Methodist church, especially the mission work. He tendered 
his Christian love and invoked God's blessing on the Convention 
and the brotherhood. 



IO 

Bro. A. McLean said the best thing in the Convention is 
meeting the brethren and sisters — that man is bigger than his 
speech. 

Song — ''Blest be the tie that binds." The closing exercises 
were expressively and touchingly conducted by B. H. Melton, pas- 
tor of the Wilson Christian Church. Adjourned to meet at Ayden, 
on Tuesday after the fourth Lord's day in October, 1900. 



REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 

Dear Brethren: 

We rejoice to present to you our annual report of our joint la- 
bors in the destitute fields of the old North State. We bring you 
good news and glad tidings. For, though we were not entrusted 
with larger gifts, God has wonderfully blessed our small gifts and 
our humble efforts, and to Him we should give all the glory. 

FINANCIAL. 

Ninety-five of of the 120 churches in the State had fellow- 
ship in the work this year. The offerings have been small, but 
general. 

Total amount from all sources, $1,087,73. 

This report does not do us justice. Most of the funds were 
collected in union meeting districts and have been spent by these 
districts to support the mission point of the union, and no report 
of these funds has come to our Board. 

The District Boards should report regularly to our State 
Board, and thus more thoroughly unify our work, and enable 
us to give a full and accurate report. 

EVANGELISTIC. 

We have supported M. S. Spear at Plymouth for half of his 
time, Bro. Spear and his good wife, under the guidance of God, 
have greatly strengthened the work at that place, and the indica- 
tions are, that at no distant day, Plymouth will have a strong, self- 
supporting church. 

The work at Trenton, under the leadership of W. G. Johnston, 
has been wonderfully blessed. A beautiful church structure has 
been completed and will be dedicated at an early date. We be- 
lieve the Trenton church will be self-sustaining from now on. 

Bro. Johnston's time has been freely given to this work with- 
out financial compensation. We thank Bro. Johnston and the 
Kinston church for this free-will offering. Our Board has given 
to the building fund at Trenton $170. 



J R. Tingle has been supported one fourth time at Grimes- 
land. The seen results have not been great, but we trust that the 
unseen results are sufficient to compensate us for what we have 
done. 

We have helped to sustain the work at Winston this year. 
The house of worship has been completed, (and a beautiful one it 
is), and the congregation is well organized, and is enjoying sub- 
stantial growth. W. G. Walters has been called to succeed H. C. 
Bowen at this place. The outlook is very hopeful. 

EDUCATIONAL. 

The charter of C. C. C. has been so changed as to enable 
your Board to sell stock in the institution. This stock has been 
taken by members of the Christian church, in, and around Ayden. 
The college building has been greatly enlarged and beautified. 
Prof. Manning and his assistants have worked, and are still work- 
ing hard to build up a large school, and their labors are being 
crowned with success. Our Convention still owns its part of the 
stock in this school. 

MISCELLANEOUS. 

i. Our preachers have been very kind to the Cor. Secretary. 
All letters coming to our office, whether from preachers or others, 
have breathed the Spirit of Christ. 

2. Economy, the most rigid economy, has been practiced by 
our Board. Every member of the Board has served willingly 
without compensation. Every dollar that the churches have 
placed in our hands has been spent preaching the gospel in the 
destitute places. The practicing of this economy has enabled us 
to sustain the work at the various mission points, pay out- 
standing debts of the Convention, and will enable our Treasurer to 
report to-da>, a balance on hand. 

3. We now commit this report, and our feeble efforts, to God, 
praying earnestly that the Holy Spirit may so fill our lives, that 
we may give larger gifts to this, the sublimest work known to 
man — preaching the gospel to the whole world. 



TREASURER'S REPORT 
Geo. Hackney, Treas. 

1898. IN ACCOUNT WITH N. C. C. M- C. 

Nov. 25. By cash of T. W. Phillips for W $ 71 52 

1899. 

Jan. 31. By cash of F. F. Dawson , 112 35 

Feb. 14. By cash Wilson's Mill Church 15 00 

Feb. 21. By cash Jamesville Church .... 11 00 

April 24. By cash J. H. Bell , 250 

April 24. By cash B. H. Melton, Cor. Sec 194 59 

May 26. By cash B. H. Melton, Cor. Sec 170 70 

Oct. 24. By cash B. H. Melton, Cor. Sec 382 29 

Oct. 24. By cash total 10c. fund 20 65 

By cash B. H. Melton, Cor. Sec 107 13 



,087 73 



1898. CHARGES. 

Nov. 25. Paid J. F. Coss printing $ 1 50 

1899. 

Jan. 21. Paid Plymouth Church 1898 40 00 

Jan. 21. Paid printing Minutes 36 00 

Jan. 31. Paid F. F. Dawson expense account 28 21 

Jan. 31. Paid J. J. Harper Exp 3 78 

April 26. Paid E. City note and interest 105 00 

May 12. Paid expense at E. City 11 50 

May 12. Paid Plymouth Church acccount '99 82 60 

Aug. 28. Paid H.. C. Bowen, Winston 50 00 

Aug. 30. Paid J. J. Harper Exp 3 32 

Oct. 24. Paid J. R. Tingle 25 00 

Oct 24. Paid Trustees N. C 170 00 

Oct 24, Paid Plymouth 97 40 

Oct 24. Paid J. J. Harper 2 16 

Paid office expense Cor. Sec 71 55 

Paid incidental expense of Board 60 00 

$788 02 
Balance on hand...... $299 71 



13 
REPORT OF COM. ON MINISTERIAL CHARACTER. 

We, the committee on Ministerial Character, assembled this 
morning, and no charges were presented against any of our Min- 
isters. 

We offer the following recommendation: — That all the church- 
es of the Disciples of Christ in N. C. are earnestly requested to 
make a complete investigation of the character of the ministers 
who are members thereof, and report the same to the N. C. C. M. C. 

W. Williams, Chairman. 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

We, your Auditing Committee, respectfully report, that we 
have examined the books and reports of the Cor. Secretary, and 
Treasurer, and find them correct, and all monnies that have come 
into their hands properly accounted for. 

E. A. Move, 

P. S. Swain, 

W. G. Johnston, 

Committee. 



COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS. 

Your Commitee on Nominations respectfully report that the 
present Board of Officers be retained another year, viz; 

J. J. Harper, President, 
Joseph Kinsey, Vice Pres. 
B. H. Melton, Cor, Secretary, 
M. T. Moye, Rec. Secretary 
George Hackney, Treas. 
A. J. Moye, 
F. Ward, 
W. F. Draughan, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF C. C. C. 



$778.42 have been raised by the stock company, as directed 
by the Board of Managers. Of this amount, $663.42 were paid 
on repairing the old, and erecting a new building. $115 have 



14 

been paid on the debt $109.05 yet remain unpaid on the mort- 
gage* 

Faculty: A. J. Manning, Principal; Stancill Hodges, teacher 
of Latin, Book Keeping and Higher Mathematics. J. R. Tingle, 
teacher of Sacred History. Miss Maude Koonce, Teacher of In- 
strumental and Vocal Music. Mrs. Minnie Manning, Primary. 
Ninety Students are now enrolled. 

A. J. Manning, 

Chairman of Committe. 



REPORT OF COM. ON SUNDAY SCHOOLS. 

We, Your Com. Recommend, 

1. That there be no separate organization of the Lord's Day 
Schools, but that the State Board direct the work of the Lord's 
Day Schools. 

2. That a live man, or woman be put in charge. 

H. W. Johnson. 

M. S. Spear. \ Com. 

A. J. Manning. 



REPORT OF COM. ON EXAMINATION AND ORDINATION. 

Your Committee on Examination and Ordination beg to sub- 
mit the following report: 

We have examined brethren A. F. Leighton, John Je inel:te, 
and R. H. Massingill concerning their knowledge of the scriptures, 
and general fitness for the ministry, and find them worthy, and 
qualified to preach the word of God. 

Brethren Jennette and Massingill come to us recommended 
by their congregations where they hold membership, requesting 
us to set. apart to the sacred office of the ministry of the gospel. 
We therefore recommend that they be ordained to the minis! y 
of God's word, by the laying on of hands according to usual form 
of the church. 

We find that Bro. Leighton holds a certificate of ordination 
signed by Ashley S. Johnson, of Kimberlin Heights, Tenn., and 
has a letter from his church commending him to this work. We 
ask that his name, together with brethren Jennette and Massingill, 
after their ordination, be enrolled upon the list of preachers. 

C. W. Howard, 
I. W. Rogers, } Com. 
N. B. Hood, 



*5 



OBITUARY OF JOHN R. WINFIELD. 

J- — - The subject of this sketch was born near the village of Pante- 
go, N. C, in 1820. He was one of a family of seven children, 
\ three brothers and four sisters, all of whom preceded him to the 
spirit world. Bro. Winfield's educational advantages were only 
4 such asThTpublic schools of that day afforded, which were very 
inferior. At the age of eighteen he made profession of his faith 
in Christ, at old Concord church, now Pantego, and was baptized 
by Elder T. J. Latham. Having seen the light himself, he was 
not content to remain idle while so many were living in darkness, 
hence he soon began to exercise his talents in public. 

Bro. Winfield entered the ministry at a time when it was very 
unpopular to be known simply as a disciple of Christ. The 
church and the times required men who were familiar with the 
scriptures, hence the word of God was his daily companion. It 
was truly the weapon of his warefare. He knew nothing else as 
he knew the Bible. He preached his first sermon in Concord 
church at about 21 years of age, and almost the remainder of his 
life was spent in the gospel ministy. 

Bro Winfield was very modest and retiring in his manners, 
hence he was slow to adopt new methods in church work. How- 
ever, it is said to his credit, that he was heartily in sympathy with 
every advance movement of the church, and worked wherever he 
was called or sent. In all probability he did more preaching for 
less remuneration than any man amongst us. 

Bro. Winfield was first married to Nancy Satterthaite, about 
the year 1850. Two children resulted from this union, both of 
whom are dead. 

He was married a second time in 1856. The Lord blessed 
this union with four children^one of whom is now living. 

A third marriage occurred in 1877, to M.ss Porter, of Pantego, 
which resulted in the birth of seven children, five of whom are 
now living. As stated above, the principal part of Bro. Winfield's 
life was given to the ministry, and that too, with little remunera- 
ation, hence, when old age and affliction cam 3 on, he found him- 
self with a large family, no home, and but little income. We 
Hush to record these facts concerning a life spent almost exclu- 
sively in the gospel ministry as was J. R. Winfields. Had it not 
been for kindness and love of Pantego church, and a few others for 
whom he had preached in former years, especially St.'s Delight, his 
latter days would have been unpleasantly spent. During the last 
few years ol Bro. Winfield's life he was very feeble, and did but 
little preaching. A short while before the end came he had a stroke 
of paralysis which silenced his voice forever on earth. For a few 
days he was unconscious, and although loving hearts did what they 
could for his comfort, all saw that his earthly life would soon be 
ended. God said "It is enough, come up higher," and Bro. John 
R. Winfield passed to his eternal reward. 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



SCHOOLS. 



Acre Chapel * 

Airy Grove 

Amity 

Antioch 

Armenia .... 

Ayden 

Itay Creek 

Beaver Dam 

Bethany, Pamlico. 
Bethany, Craven ... 

Corinth 

Concord 

Dunn 

Edward's Mill 

Eureka 

False Cape 

Haskin's Chapel 

Haw Branch 

Jafnesville 

Kala 

Kiriston 

Kitt Swamp 

Middleton 

Mill Creek 

New Bern 

Old Ford 

Pantego 

Philippi 

Pleasant Union 

Poplar Chapel 

Plymouth :, 

Richlands 

Riverside 

Robersonville 

Salem 

Saints Delight 

Selah 

Timothy 

Truitt 

Tuckahoe 

Union Chapel 

Union Chapel 

Warden's Grove 

Washington 

Wilson's Mills 

Wilson 

Winston 

Zion's Chapel 



SUPERINTEN 
DENTS. 



W T Spruill 

George Rouse 

Miss A Paul, 

G W Freeman 

H P Loftin 

Amos Joyner 

H C Carawan 

M F Cordon 

G W Brinson 

J Humphrey 

A J Moye 

Ella Broadwater.... 

McD Holliday 

Bettie Burnett 

J K Grantham 

Miles Carmine 

W T Gibble 

W O Ellis 

R J Peel 

John Beaslev 

Dr H D Harper .... 
Miss B A Jackson 

J W Respess 

J W Rose 

E Taylor 

W H Stancill 

T H Whitley 

J M Spruill 

G W Westbrook.... 

W W Davis 

A N Waters 

W C Jarman 

D C Dawson 

W W Andrews 

Allan Johnson 

W C Swain 

J L Rose 

J E Stokes 




Mena Brown 

J P Westmoreland 

G H Simmons 

J H Equals 

W J Crumpler 

W G Wilson 

George Hackney.. 

S D Bugher 

W 1/ Roberson 



Mancello 

Hugo 

Baird's Creek.. 

Farmville 

Kinstou 

Ayden 

Messic 

Buuvan 

Arapahoe 

Jasper 

Farmville 

Florence 

Dunn ; 

Edwards 

Starlight 

Creeds, Va 

Bonus 

Chocowinity .. 

Jamesville 

Creeds, Va 

Kinston 

Ernel 

Middleton 

Overshot 

New Bern 

Washington .. 

Pantego 

Cherry 

Starlight 

Jamesville 

Plymouth 

Richlands 

Maple Cypress 
Robersonville 

Quinerly 

Plvmouth 

Bizzell 

Coxville 



Tuckahoe 

Elon College .... 
Catharine L,ake 

Lowlands 

Washington .... 
Wilson's Mills.. 

Wilson 

Winston 

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SUNDAY 


SCHOOL STATISTICS-Continued. 




* SCHOOI^S. 


SUPERINTEN 
DENTS. 


POST OFFICE. 


Officers 

and 

Teachers. 


«3 

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Money 
Contrib- 
uted, 


^Athens Chapel 

*Broad Creek 


W P Elliott 


Hunters Bridge 
Olympia 




40 

74 
86 
42 
55 

80 
5i 

35 
45 
30 
34 
75 
60 

42 
34 
30 
50 
50 
80 
67 
30 
30 




H B Holton 

W C Jarman 

W P Taylor. , 




*Christian Prospect 
♦Christian Chapel.. 
*E. City . .. 


Richlands 

Everetts 




W S Whitson 

G W Gardner 

J W Wolff 


E City 




*Grifton 


Grifton 




♦Jefferson . .. 


Rural Hall 

LaGrange 

Monticello 

Leechville 

South Creek .... 

Vanceboro 

Pollocksville .... 

Harbinger 

Ayden 




*LaGrange ...... . 


Lon Kennedy 

Wilson Spruill 

J K Voliva 




*Long Acre .... 




♦Mount Olive 




^Oregon 


F M Davenport .... 
J O Griffin..". 




*Oak Grove, Craven 




♦Pollocksville 

^Powell's Point 

Roun trees 


F M Bowden 

E V Melson 

E C Cannon 

E W Waters 

J B Porter 




*Roanoke Chapel.... 
*Rose Bay 


Woodard 

Scranton 




*Sc ran ton... 


F M Bishop 


Scranton 




*Sprav 


J M Price 


Leeksville 

Stoneville 


$ 


*Stoneville 


J F) Triplet 




^Spring Hill 


J D Phillips 

T Roughton 

U S Hardy 

W Rouse 


Dunn 




*Scuppernong 

*Sinclairs Creek 


Scuppernong.... 
Gaylord 




*Wheat Swamp 


Institute 










1205 





NOTE: The list with star copied from Minutes 1898. 



BOARD OF MANAGERS. 



J. J. HARPER, President, 
JOS. KINSEY, Vice President, 
B. H. MELTON, Cor. Secretary, 
M, T. MOVE, Rec. Secretary, 
GEORGE HACKNEY, Treasurer, 



Smithfield, N. C. 

Wilson, N. C. 
- Wilson, N. C. 

Wilson, N. C. 

Wilson, N, C. 



23 

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS. 

Article I. This organization shall be called the North Caro- 
lina Christian Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the 
spread of the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appro- 
priate funds for other fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the 
church of Christ, who have been sent by their respective church- 
es, or by an association of churches, of delegates to its Annual 
Convention. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two 
delegates. All Evangelists whose names appear on the list of 
preachers of this Convention are members by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its offiicers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, 
Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer, 
who shall be elected annually, and hold their respective offices until 
their successors shall be elected. 

Art. VI. Each congregation belonging to this Convention 
may adopt such method of supplying itself with regular preaching 
as it may deem most practicable; provided, however, if any church 
or congregation shall call to its ministry a man of unworthy char- 
acter, or take any action that would injure the cause or hinder 
progress, then such church shall be adjudged disorderly. 

Art. VII. The officers of the Convention, shall constitute a 
Board of Managers whose duty it shall be to carry into execution 
the work of the Convention. They shall meet on call of the Pres- 
ident, and during the interval between the annual meetings, fill all 
vacancies in their own body; employ Evangelists and agents, and 
direct them in their field of labor. They shall keep a full record 
of their proceedings, and make report through the Corresponding 
Secretary at the annual Convention, making such recommenda- 
tions as they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice President, and Recording Sec- 
retary, shall perform the duties usually belonging to such offices as 
the annual Convention. The Corresponding Secretary shall col- 
lect all funds and pay them to the Treasurer, keeping an account 
of the same. He may also be employed as General Evangelist, 
and shall account for all sums paid him for services. The Treas- 
urer shall receive from the Corresponding Secretary all funds, pay 
them out on order of the the Clerk of the Board, keep an accurate 
account of the same, and make report at the annual Convention. 

Art. IX: The Annual Convention may annually contrib ute a 
percentage of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the 
General Christian Missionary Convention, such per cent to be- 
determined by the Convention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday after 
the 4th Lord's day in October, at such place as may have been de- 



24 

termined by the last Annual Convention. In case the Conven- 
tion shall have failed to appoint a place, the Board shall select the 
place of meeting. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may be amended by a vote of 
two-thirds of the members present at any regular meeting of the 
Convention; provided such amendment shall have first been recom- 
mended by the Board, or a year's notice shall have been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, 
to be known as Union Meeting Districts, and each district may 
choose its own method of works, and may contribute its collec- 
tions for missionary purposes, or any part thereof, to the Treasury 
of the annual Convention. 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Art. XIII. All who contemplate entering the ministry, and be- 
coming members of the N. C. C. M. Convention, shall be exam- 
ined by a committee of three on examination for ordination, ap- 
pointed by the President of the Convention, and duly ordained by 
said Convention. But the Board of Managers may examine and 
ordain such applicants or appoint a committee to do so when the 
Convention is not in session. • 

Art. XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any organiza- 
tion, taking part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall be 
subject to the authority of the Convention; and any congregation 
or individual member who will not submit to the authority „of the 
Convention shall be considered disorderly. 

BY-LAWS. 

No. i. For insubordination to the authority of the Convention 
as regards devising ways and means for the spread of the Gospel, 
ministers, individual members, and congregations shall be required 
to answer to the Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or individual mem- 
ber, contrary to the deliberations of the Convention, shall be con- 
sidered disorder y. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a commit- 
tee of three shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minis- 
ister, or individual member, and three others, chosen by the Board 
or President of the Convention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be provided 
with credentials by the Convention, and shall not ask congrega- 
tions to accept them without said credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp. with it all 
proceedings and .actions of an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty of insubordination shall be suspension 
from the Convention; but all possible moderation shall be used in 
deciding questions of insubordination. 



PROCEEDINGS 



-OF THE- 



TWENTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION 



OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 

111 WOMAN'S BOARD OF MISSIONS, 

-HELD WITH 

The Christian Church, 

WILSON, N. C, 

OCTOBER 24, 1899. 



LAGRANGE, N. C. 

Sentinel Publishing Company 

1899. 



Christian Woman's Board of 
Missions. 



The Annual Convention of the C. W. B. M. of North Carolina 
was held on Tuesday, Oct. 24, 1899, in the Christian church at 
Wilson, N. C. 

By previous arrangement the first day of our Annual Conven- 
tion was occupied by the C. W. B. M. At the appointed hour, 9 
A. M., the house was well filled with an attentive audience. 

Sister Louise Kelley being present, gave an additional interest 
to the occasion, and the work, by her wise counsel and broad in- 
formation of the plans of work conducted by the Christian Wo- 
man's Board of Missions. 

The Convention was called to order by the President, Mrs. 
C. A. D. Grainger. Song by the choir. Scripture lesson was 
read by the President. Prayer by J. L. Burns. Warm, earnest 
words of welcome were given by Mrs. Jos. Kinsey. Response by 
President, who then delivered her address which was filled with a 
clear and comprehensive view of the field and its workers. She 
gave words of encouragement for past efforts and urged all to a 
more thorough consecration of their lives to the service of our 
Lord. 

Report of Secretary by Mrs. S. R. Dixon. The Treasurer 
being absent, her report was presented by the Secretary. Report 
on young People's work was read by Supt. Miss Alice Hines. A 
paper on The Hour of Prayer was read by Miss Eva Kinsey. 

Announcement of committees. Greetings and social hour. 



AFTERNOON. 

Devotional services by Miss Alice Hines. Prayer by I. L. 
Chestnut. Song. Symposium on The Model Auxiliary, led by 
Miss Alice Hines. Papers were then read, which will be found 
elsewhere in this pamphlet. 

Memorial service of Mrs. Winnie R. Tull, led by Mrs. Cora 
McRae. 

EVENING. 

Devotional service by Mrs. S. R. Dixon. Prayer by J. J. 
Harper. Address by Mrs. Louise Kelly. Final adjournment. 

SECRETARY'S REPORT. 



Madam President and Sisters: 

The pen that chronicles events that have transpired cannot be 
considered insignificant. The duty at times is wrought with joy 
supreme, or it may be with anguish and pain; nevertheless, the 
duty must be performed by the faithful scribe, and facts must be 
truthfully recorded. 

It has fallen to my 'ot to take up this work, to fill out the un- 
expired term of our beloved Secretary who has been called to the 
higher life — who has laid aside the cross for the crown. 

This report, for the missioary year just closed, must be mea- 
gre indeed. It is not filled out as we would wish it to be, but has 
been done as best we could, with the incomplete reports from our 
various Auxiliaries, and we beg to submit the following. 

Twelve Auxiliaries contributed as follow: 

For General Fund $324.70. 

For State Fund 19.64. 

For Bible Chair Fund 3.25. 



Total $347-59- 

Number of Tidings taken 25. 

Number of members 105. 

Number of Builders at work 31. 



To present this report to you, my sisters, becomes a sad duty 
to me, when in my mind I contrast it with what it might be. The 
outlook it presents is not very encouraging, ond yet, though the 
clouds of disappointed hopes hang about our hearts, with the eye 
of faith, and hearts strengthened by the precious promise of our 
loving Father: "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end," 
we look upward, and with renewed courage, press onward in the 
glorious work of soul-winning, from the noble example of the host 
of valiant workers and self-sacrifiicing sisters, who have by their 
untiring, never-ceasing, ever-increasing efforts, won the goal of 
our brightest hopes, and instead of $90,000 for '99, have swelled 
the amount to $101,343.54. 

Let us praise God, that hearts — loving loyal hearts, throughout 
our land, have nobly fought the fight against self-indulgence and 
paralizing indifference, and today, rejoice in a grand victory, one 
beyond their most sanguine expectations. 

While we are permitted to rejoice with them in their great 
success, we turn our eyes inward and ask, how much have I — 
have we, as a state, contributed to this glorious work? Have we 
done all we could? No, indeed! 

We should hang our heads in shame when we consider that, 
in North Carolina, we have been enlisted in this mission work for 
twenty -seven, instead of twenty -five years; and yet, what have 
we done beyond our own needs? 

In 1890 we accepted as our mission point, the work in Win- 
ston. In 1892, we accepted the proposition made by the Nation- 
al C. W. B. M. to co-operate with them, as a state, receiving help 
for our mission at Winston from the General Fund, and asking us 
in return, to form auxiliaries and send to the General Fund the 
sum of ten cents for each member per month. They have paid 
regularly per quarter for the salary of our minister at that point 
most generously; having paid since 1892 nearly $2,000, and there- 
by saved the church from ignoble failure. While we as a state 
have paid into the General Treasury, something over $2, 524.40. 

While figures may be tabulated, yet, the good that has come 
into our lives from the hallowing, soul-uplifting influence of the 
C. W. B. M. work can never be estimated by human tongue or 
pen. We praise God for this blessed co-operation. 

Yet dear sisters, like the tiny infant who has learned to take 
the first step, continually strives to do more, so we would never be 
contented to retrograde. Let us consider well the hindrances to 
our progress, and remove every obstacle; pray for increased zeal, 
and wisdom to plan wisely for the incoming year, on whose thresh- 
hold we stand today, and may the spirit of the Highest move all 
hearts to rise to the height of this great opportunity. 

In view of the need of enlisting the sisterhood, in our State, 
and bringing into active service the many capable, earnest and in- 
telligent women in our midst, but who are uninformed as to the 
method or plan of work as conducted by the C. W. B. M. we need 



a more extensive circulation of missionary literature. 

To this end, and that we may encourage more prompt and 
systematic giving, we earnestly recommend for your prayerful 
consideration, the placing of a competent organizer in the field, 
and let us labor to sustain her. 

Mrs. S. R. Dixon. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Treasurer's report for year ending, October, 1899. 

rec'd. 

Kinston Auxiliary, 1st. yr $1.7 1 

2d. " 1.64 

" 3d. " 1.35 

4th. " 1.52 

Washington " ' 1st. " 1.40 

" " 2d. " 2.05 

3d. V 1.40 

4th. " 1.90 

Wilson " 2d. " 75 

3d. " 1.65 

4th. " 1.72 

Armenia " total 3.00 

Pantego " total 95 

$21.04 

Total amount paid out $17.29 

Amount on hand $3-75 

Mrs. W. C. Fields. 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE. 

Your Nominating Committee reports as follows: 
Mrs. Clara Grainger, President; Mrs. Helen Kennedy, Vice- 
President; Mrs. S. R. Dixon, Secretary; Mrs. W. C. Fields, Re- 
cording Secretary; Mrs. Lillie Edmundson, Treasurer; Miss Alice 
Hines, Superintendent Children's Work. For Advisory Board — 
Mrs. W. D. Hackney, Mrs. Calvin Woodard, Miss Daisy Herring, 
Mrs. J. H. Kinsey, Miss Jennie Ambrose, Mrs. W. D. LaRoque, 
Mrs. W. J. Crumpler. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LITERATURE. 

Your Committee on Literature beg to report as follows: 
Twelve subscriptions for Tidings obtained. 



ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT. 
Dear Sisters a?id Frie?ids: 

We deem ourselves happy, yea, highly favored of our Lord, 
in the sweet privilege of accepting your generous invitation to 
hold this annual session for the extension of our Master's work in 
your beautiful city, and in behalf of our Sisterhood we return 
warmest thanks for the gentle courtesies and the eloquent words 
through which we have been made to feel your cordial welcome. 
With as hearty appreciation we accept your royal hospitality. 

In the loving providence of our heavenly Father we again 
meet in our annual Convention. I trust this brief season of com- 
munion and counselling together in His dear name may truly in- 
spire in us all more thorough consecration and increased zeal, with 
a firmer determination to greater efforts for the furtherance of His 
glorious cause. 

The disadvantages under which we have labored the past 
year have been most discouraging. The loss of our beloved Sec- 
retary, seeming to us so untimely; then so many of our older aux- 
iliaries giving up the work entirely for the want of the nurturing 
care of an organizer, has cast a shadow of gloom over our hearts. 
Yet we thank God that we have somewhat to call forth earnest 
songs of praise from our hearts. 

We have been able to see the guiding hand of our loving 
Father and to realize His long and patient forbearance toward us. 
At all times, even though the waves of discouragement lashed our 
tiny bark, yet we have taken comfort in the thought that we have 
at all times been able to keep our eyes fixed upon the beacon 
light before us; and if our tiny sails have not been filled to their 
utmost capacity, yet we have at no time been compelled to cast 
anchor, but have kept steadily moving toward our future harbor. 

We praise God especially for the marked interest, increased 
membership, and growing ardor of the little band in Wilson, and 
we trust that each C. W. B. M. woman who is blessed with the 
privilege of attending this meeting may catch a good degree of 
their zeal. 

Considering the decrease of our members, though we have 
fallen so far below the realization of our hopes at the beginning 
of the year, yet I think we may say we have "wrought well." Let 
us give the glory to our God, that though we have such a host of 
intelligent, resourceful women who are yet uninterested in this 
great work of missions, he has given even a few the realization of 
their high privilege of co-laboring with him in His wonderful pur- 
pose of the world's redemption. 

Sisters, more and more do I believe in intercessory prayer. 
Were I assured that one dozen of us carried this work so heavily 



upon our hearts that, daily in our closets, we presented it with fer- 
vent supplication to Him who said, "Open thy mouth wide and I 
will fill it," I should confidently expect such a wave of enthusiasm 
to flow over our State that every impediment would be removed, 
every obstacle overcome, and we would go to our next Conven- 
tion exceedingly joyful over the wonderful things our God had 
wrought in and through us for his glory. 

The auxiliaries are the hope of the mission work — the only 
tangible source of strength. When one weakens or dies the whole 
body suffers from it. Just as the blood congealed at the heart 
means death, but sent coursing through the body means life and 
health. The soul that has learned the secret of giving has learn- 
ed the secret of growth. The comprehensive motto of our be- 
loved C. M. B. M., "The love of Christ constraineth us," is an all- 
sufficient motive in our hearts for mission work, and the sacrifice 
offered by Christ for the world, should be the gauge of our efforts 
to send the bread of Life to the perishing everywhere. There- 
fore, my dear sisters, if you are a member of one of the declining 
auxiliaries, I implore you not to forsake it, even though your 
meetings be attended sometimes only by yourself and the Lord 
Jesus. Hold on, work, pray and trust, and reinforcements will 
surely come, though your iaith be tested by delay for awhile. 

I deem the greatest hindrance to our progress in this work 
the ignorance thereof. It is our great reproach that we have only 
about twenty subscribers in North Carolina to the Missionary Tid- 
ings, which is the organ of the Christian Woman's Board of Mis- 
sions, a most effective means of missionary intelligence and within 
the reach of every one. I would we all could learn, or had learn- 
ed, the lesson of the Christ life as expressed by the little cripple 
boy who said, "Knowing is loving, and loving is doing." Ah, we 
would then scarcely recognize ourselves in the riches of undream- 
ed joys that would fill our lives. 

Now, having somewhat taken our bearings, let us, my sisters, 
look ahead to the goodly land of promised inheritance, and say 
whether we shall not go up and possess it in the name of our 
great King. 

In North Carolina we have 120 churches, with a membership 
of 11,250. Suppose that one-half are men, (which I fear is an 
over estimate,) we have 5,625 Christian women. But of these 
how many are enlisted in this glorious work of copartnership with 
the Master in the mission of saving souls? Ah! do we not all see 
that the great heart of our sisterhood has not yet been touched! 
Let our watchword for 1900 be, Organize! Organize! Bring them 
in till we have indeed attained our coveted goal — an auxiliary in 
every church and every woman in the church a member of the C. 
W. B. M. 

The march of this grand division of the army of 
the Lord is onward. Let our dear old State share proudly its 



honors of loyal allegience and faithful service. Let each of us 
seek to realize more truly our own individual responsibility, seek 
a fuller consecration, praying while we work, and working as we 
pray, striving earnestly, energetically, even as we do for our own 
personal emoluments, and the Master's blessings await us, far 
richer than we think. 

Does any one doubt that this work of the C. W. B. M. is 
God given? that the Father says "daughter" less urgent than "son, 
go labor today in my vineyard?" Nay, verily, for we are all one 
in Christ Jesus, and his great loving heart is yearning ever for the 
dutiful obedience and willing co operation of his followers in the 
uplifting of fallen humanity. 

Everv humble offering we bring of loving hearts, every feeble 
effort made in the most faltering manner, He waits to receive and 
bless in the fulfillment of His own glorious purpose. Sisters, 
think you that we have duly considered the fact, that the money 
we call our own is not our own at all, but is simply held in trust 
for God? and that every power of mind, body or possessions 
should be used for him? Hear the apostle Paul: "What! know 
ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost, which is 
in you which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye 
are bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body and 
in your spirit, which are God's." Do we realize that it is not pri- 
marily to heathen, nor to the sinners at home, but to God we give? 
And do we realize that the field of our labors is the world and we 
its servants for Christ's sake? I would like for some of our min- 
isters, also, to consider these questions, sometimes we are led to 
believe they refuse to preach on missions, especially in the inter- 
est of C. W. B. M., for fear it will affect their own salaries unfavor- 
ably. I believe all such are guilty of a great wrong, first to the 
Lord, to the church he serves, and to himself. But we all remem- 
ber most gratefully all those who have encouraged and helped us 
to persevere in this beautiful work, and we feel "the best is yet 
to be." 

To no earthly source are we so much indebted for the inspi- 
ration to noble self-sacrifice and thorough consecration of heart 
and talent as to our co-operation with the C. W. B. M. Let us 
with Ella M. Huffman, "Thank God today that the Christian Wo- 
man's Board of Missions was the nineteenth century lense that 
discovered the new planet, 'organized Christian womanhood,' and 
has set it revolving in its rightful orbit, a ceaseless round of char- 
ity and good will, Onward it moves, pure and lustrous, shedding 
its radiance, the Christ-light reflected by its white disc of purity 
into earth's darkest centers, and gathering to itself, as the moon 
draweth the tides of the sea, earth's sinful, sorrowing ones, till 
they touch the sands of everlasting peace." 

In the twenty-five years of its existence, it has lifted the ban- 
ner of the Christ and illumined with the blessed gospel light five 



districts in Jamaica and several stations, fourteen workers besides 
many native helpers. Established four mission stations in India 
with twenty-three workers besides native helpers; one mission 
point in Mexico with two workers, and thirty-three mission points 
in the United States which they help, among them our own mis- 
sion point, Winston, N. C. 



"THE QUIET HOUR." 

BY MISS EVA KINSEY. 

It is a natural instinct of human beings to pray. Prayer often 
bursts from the lips of those who do not profess even to know 
God. Mrs. Browning in her "Cry of the Human," very forcibly 
expresses this thought. She says: 

" 'There is no God,' the foolish saith, 
But none, 'There is no sorrow;' 
And nature oft the cry of faith, 

In bitter need will borrow. 
Eyes which the preacher could not school, 
By wayside graves are raised; 
And lips say, 'God be pitiful,' 

Who never say, 'God be praised.' " 

The conception of God as a merciful God is indeed true. Who 
can measure the breadth and depths of his wonderful mercy? He 
is so much more. The Creator of heaven and earth is not a far 
off "Being whom we call God and know no more." He is above 
all else, a loving, heavenly Father; and if he sometimes seems a 
long way off, it is we who have strayed so far, not God who has 
withdrawn himself from us. 

Prayer is the key that unlocks the door by which any one 
may enter into God's presence, and from secret prayer to his 
throne is only a step. What a blessed and holy privilege to be 
able to get so near to him who knows our every weakness and 
cares for us! Do we pause often to think of this? It is impossi- 
ble for us to get a conception of his power and greatness, but one 
thing we know — He is love, and his love for us was so great that 
he gave his only beloved Son to suffer and die for us. For such 
a gift should not every heart be filled with loving gratitude? Some 
one has said that prayer is the measure of love. Then the fre- 
quency and earnestness of our prayers depends upon the love in 
Our hearts. 

But what is prayer any way? The main purpose of prayer is 
not that we ask and receive something in return, but that we talk 
with God. 

' 'To talk with God — no breath is lost, 

Talk on. 
To walk with God — no strength is lost, 

Walk on." 



It is the association and communion with God that we need. We 
are to go to him and simply talk to him about ourselves. Our 
gratitude to him for the daily blessings and care he lavishes upon 
us must be sweet to him, but thanks cannot exeeed the praise and 
confidence of a loving people. B. A. Abbott says, 'The true basis 
of prayer is simply to know God better." We can acquire a 
knowledge of God only by reading and studying his word. So 
when we enter into our closets for our "Quiet Hour" we must take 
our Bible with us. One, Rev. Meyer, tells us that for many years 
he spent much time each day praying minutely and elaborately 
about everything, mean while assigning his Bible reading a subor- 
dinate place. Later he learned it was more important to hear 
God speak with him than to be always addressing God. If we 
begin our "Quiet Hour" with a lesson from his word, breathing a 
prayer for an understanding heart as we read, our prayers will be 
filled with the spirit of Christ. We will soon be turning God's 
own words into prayer. Often in our eagerness to impress our 
own thoughts upon God, we do not first permit his thought to per- 
meate our very being. Do we not oftener revise the petitions of 
Samuel, "Speak, Lord, for thy servant heareth," and rather say, 
"Hear, Lord, for thy servant speaketh " 

I often wonder if we really pray or do we "say our prayers." 
Frequently in answer to the question, "Do you read your Bible 
and pray every day?" I have been told, "I do not read my Bible 
every day, but I say my prayers every night." The very expres- 
sion of "saying prayers" carries with it the idea of mere form. 

I often think of a prayer I heard once. The little boy, not 
more than three years old, was kneeling down at his mother's 
knees sleepily saying 

"Lord, I am a little child, 
Teach me how to pray, 
Make me gentle — " 

Just at this point he suddenly threw up his head, his face fairly 
beaming with a happy thought, and by way of parenthesis said, 
"Mama, Dick Suggs said I could have his little black dog for five 
cents." Then taking up the prayer where he left off, he finished 
it. Many grown-up people do not concentrate their minds and 
hearts upon their Christ-service any better than this child did. It 
is not the length of prayer that counts; not the quantity, but the 
quality. At least they need not be so long that we feel impelled 
to apologize at the close, as an old man whom I used to hear. He 
always closed his invariably long prayers with "O, Lord, we know 
that we are not heard for our much speaking." 

Neither is any particular attitude or quality of voice neces- 
sary. As some one has beautifully said, "Praying to God is sim- 
ply a child at his father's knee, his words fairly stumbling over 
each other in his earnestness, and his face expressing more than 
his words." 



As to the place to commune with our heavenly Father, In 
Christ's beautiful Sermons on the Mount, he tells us plainly: "But 
thou, when thou pray est, enter thy closet, and when thou hast 
shut the door, pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy 
Father which seest in secret shall reward thee openly." O, these 
closet secrets with God! How refreshing they are, and how nec- 
essary to the growth of the spiritual life! Every one should claim 
a few moments each day aside from his hour of prayer for self, 
when he can be alone and question himself. 

Now let us consider the time for prayer. The "hour of pray- 
er" does not necessarily mean sixty minutes. Many effectual 
prayers have been uttered in a moment, and on the other hand, 
blessings have often come only after long seasons of pleading with 
God. The true, Christian's entire life should be one continuous 
Hour of Prayer. But for the individual life the early morning 
study and prayer seems to me most helpful. In the first place we 
need God's help through the day, and when the mind is fresh 
from a night's rest it is better prepared to receive impressions. 
Then, too, the early morning is the quiet period of the day. We 
all know the physical body can be fed when it is not hungry and 
its organs will begin their work. But the mind must first be hun- 
gry, or its digestive organs will do comparatively no work at all. 
And what is true of the mind is especially true of the soul. If we 
are to receive spiritual food, our minds and hearts must first hun 
ger for the Bread of Life, and then listen to God. John R. Mott 
suggests a very helpful plan for early service, at the same time 
warning us against form. He says: "Begin with a few moments 
of prayer, follow this with a Bible lesson, then spend some time 
in meditation, and close with special prayer." Allow nothing to 
crowd out this "Morning Watch." Moses, Isaiah, David and a 
host of those grand men of God, are recorded as speaking with 
God in the early morning, and Christ himself rose up "in the 
morning, a great while before day," and went out to pray. If 
Jesus Christ needed this association at the beginning of the day, 
how much more do we? 

And all through the day our very breath should be the breath 
of prayer; then, in emergency, we will send up a silent prayer to 
God for guidance. In the 18th chapter of Matthew, 19th verse, 
our Saviour says: "That if two of you shall agree on earth as 
touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of 
my Father which is in heaven." This promise must have encour- 
aged the C. M. B. M. years ago to decide upon some definite time 
to unite their prayers for a common cause. If "the effectual, fer- 
vent prayer of a righteous man availeth much," think of the power 
of hundreds of prayers for the same cause ascending to the Giver 
of all good at the same hour! I love to think of the angel of 
prayer that Longfellow calls Sandalphon, as he gathers these 
prayers and bears them, transformed into flowers of white and 



red, through the streets of the New Jerusalem, up to the throne 
of God. Another year let us all make an earnest effort to spend 
at least a part of the Sunday evening hour, from five to six, in a 
special prayer for missions. Then we can with great assurance 
look for a much richer harvest in 1900. 

But some one asks, "Shall the morning prayer be a substitute 
for the almost traditional evening prayer?" By no means. Could 
we receive the help of even an earthly friend all through the day 
and at the close return no thanks to him? Just as the morning 
prayer brings more blessings, the one at evening should bring 
more individual happiness. I would that each one of us could 
have Ella Wheeler Wilcox's morning prayer answered for him- 
self:— 

"Let me tonight look back across the span 

'Twixt dawn and dark, and to my conscience say — 

Because of some good act to beast or man— 

The world is better that I lived today." 

To make the world better is the real object of life, and there 
is no more fitting way to begin and close one of its days than with 
prayer to the Giver of life. By thus keeping our lives in touch 
with his we cannot but grow more like Jesus; and without any con- 
scious effort we will carry comfort, encouragement and happiness 
wherever we go. Let us take with us today the spirit of this 
prayer: — 

"At twilight's quiet mystic hour of prayer, 

When ebbs away the day-time's restless tide 

Of selfish longing, vain words, anger, pride, — 

We gaze the dusk -soft sky, and know, somewhere 

Within the silence, God awaits us there. 

In His all -loving hand the plenteous balm 

That can alone the fretted spirit calm; 

Then to His list'ning ear the old plea bear; 

O, Father, less of self and more of Thee! 

Help me to rise above my sorTiid mind, 

Bear up my soul's weak wings to mount the skies! 

Help me to give my little to be 

A help to other lives! then shall I find 

The peace wherin Thy changeless glory lies. ' ' 



"THE SOCIAL FEATURE" AS A MEANS OF DEVELOP- 
ING A MODEL AUXILIARY. * 

BY MRS. CORA MCRAE. 

Among topics claiming the attention of the best thinkers of 
our day, none rank in importance above social science. 

Possibly it has been a question of grave consideration in every 
age, to know the exact relation to one's fellow-man, enabling one 
to get the largest returns ol happiness for benefits bestowed. The 
Lord has so organized man's nature and established his relations 
to Him and to his fellow-man that the only way in which he can 



get the greatest amount of good from any faculty committed to 
him is to use it for the good of others. Jesus gave impetus to this 
thought when he bade his followers: "As ye would that men should 
do to you, do ye also to them likewise." This is a social law of 
divine origin, and when we shall build our social intercourse upon 
this foundation, the forces of evil — leading to disorder, rivaVy 
and precedence — cannot prevail against it. Both fellowship and 
mutnal responsibility are implied, and those who keep this law in 
spirit and in truth find their social obligations become pleasant 
and beneficial. We gain strength and enlarge our faculties by 
transmitting good thoughts. It is the flowing stream that blesses 
and refreshes. Th affections grow large, tender and pure by ex- 
ercise. The intellect grows strong, bright, clear and keen by use. 
This is Divine method of rewarding man according to his work. 
Like the widow's pot of oil, while we pour out the oil is continu- 
ally supplied, the inflowing current ceases only when we cease to 
pour out. If this law of life were fully carried out in any commu- 
nity it would make a heaven of it. Every individual would be 
working for the whole body and the whole body would be work- 
ing for every member of it. Companionship, fellowship, respon- 
sibility; these create a demand for information. To obtain this 
organization becomes expedient and as a splendid engine, per- 
fectly equipped, only waiting for its motive power, our auxiliary 
stands today awaiting the magic power of fellowship and sympa^ 
thy among the members. This quickening process is embodied 
in the term social. That Jesus was of a peculiarly social tempera- 
ment we infer from accounts of his presence at feasts, weddings, 
suppers, etc. He evidently recognized social intercourse as a 
means by which to obtain certain results, nor did he claim to be 
"exclusive"! The note of Christianity in all its higher and nobler 
trend of ^thought is to include, to share, to communicate. Let 
those who have had superior advantages share their attainments 
with those who have less. Thus we can condense and crystalize 
into the uses of daily life the teachings of Christ. Some ideal of 
perfection haunts every active mind. The difficulty is to reduce 
these ideals to a practical basis upon which to build our "Model 
Auxiliary." No one rule covers the mode of its best accomplish- 
ment; but I suggest as one aid in promoting the "social feature" 
an occasional home meeting with each member in alphabetical or- 
der. Formality and restraint should be discouraged. By con- 
stantly realizing that we are children of the "One Father" we be- 
come familiar and friendly. The President should select a topic 
for these social meetings and each member should obtain all infor- 
mation possible that she may be able to discuss it intelligently. 
"Knowledge and brotherly kindness," are among the qualities 
commended by the Apostle Peter. May our Lord help us to be 
thoroughly furnished unto all good works. 



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A MODEL AUXILIARY. 

BY MISS ALICE HINES. 

Perhaps the most thoroughly organized body of workers in 
the Christian church is the National C. W. B. M., and while the 
politicians of the country are discussing imperialism, expansion of 
territory, and loyalty to the stars and stripes, this organization of 
loyal women is discussing its allegiance to the King of Kings 
whose territory knows no boundary lines of length or breadth for 
"The earth and its fullness thereof are His." 

The object of this organization is souls for Christ. It matters 
not whether they are to be found in the home-land, the South- 
land, the Orient or the Islands of the sea. To further this object 
there is a system of organizations each depending, yet in turn 
helping another. The National Board lays the plans for work, 
the State Board ratifies these plans, the local Auxiliaries rally to 
their support. 

We have met in Convention this afternoon to discuss a fea- 
ture of this organization which deals with the masses not the ex- 
ecutive, hence the subject, "A Model Auxiliary." It is a source 
of much pleasure to have with us some of the consecrated women 
of our State whose hearts are already enlisted in this service for 
the Master and who by taking part in the discussion will give us 
the benefit of their experience. 



THE IMPORTANCE OF GIVING TO ALL THE DEPART- 
MENTS OF THE C. W. B. M. 

BY MISS ALICE ROBINSON. 

Dear friends assembled in Convention: — As I thought about 
this topic my ideas shapedthemselves into this question. Are we 
as a people so negligent and indifferent that we have to have our 
duty shown to us? Does some one have to stand as a sentinel on 
guard and in stentorian tones proclaim to us what it is our duty 
to do? Do we not know it is our duty to teach our heathen 
brotner of the Orient? also the benighted, sin-cursed sons and 
daughters of our border-neighbor? They dwell in a darkness as 
black as night; they call in vain to their God; they stretch forth 
their hand and no one comes to their aid. Think of the wail of 
despair that must arise from the heart of a child widow in India, 
one from whom every hope has departed, hers is a living death. 
Think of the poor, ignorant masses of Mexico, cursed with a gov- 
ernment that oppresses; bound by chains of superstition to a re- 
ligion that can never satisfy the demands of the human heart, we 
cannot realize how deplorable is their existence. We dwell in a 
land of religious liberty, free government, and we pride ourselves 



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on our American birth. We who have every comfort, should we 
not share with others? It is our duty, yea more than duty, our 
sweet privilege. God will require it of us. He has said, "go 
teach all nations," and we have not gone and do not think we 
could all go to India or Jamaica, we would hinder more than help, 
but if we cannot go, we can send and some times that is the most 
effectual way of going. The work of converting the world was 
progressing so slowly and the need of haste was so great it enter- 
ed into the mind of a few Christian women that the sisters might 
help in this great privilege. A society was organized for this pur- 
pose called the Christian Woman's Board of Missions and through 
the blessings of God they have grown and prospered until they 
stand as a mighty army from the blue Atlantic to the great Pa- 
cific, in hamlets and cities from the mountains to the sea societies 
have been organized and are being organized to aid in this great 
work. Through their motto "The love of Christ constraineth us," 
they are supporting missionaries in foreign and home lands, they 
can to a certain extent realize what the love of Christ has done 
for woman and they are not content to be uplifted themselves and 
leave others down but are toiling cheerfully and faithfully for 
Jesus until the knowledge of his love "shall cover the earth as the 
waters cover the sea. They know no such word as defeat, with a 
faith triumphant they surmount all obstacles and by prayer ascend 
Mount Pisgah and view the great landscape of God's unchanging 
love. Are you not in sympathy with this vast movement? I 
know you have confidence in their work. "Show your faith by 
your works for faith without works is dead." They support mis 
sionaries in home-lands, we have heathen at our own door, in 
places where Christ is not known as taught in the Bible they are 
payine ministers to persuade men to believe as the Apostles be- 
lieved. What would have become of Winston if the C. W. B. M. 
had not come to the rescue? We North Carolinians ought to be 
full of the missionary spirit for each year we receive from the 
National Board almost the same amount we give, though it is to 
our shame for it to be said. 

Think of the great work they are doing educationally. They 
have established Bible Chairs in State Universities, take for in- 
stance the Bible Chair at Ann Arbor, every year thousands of 
young men and ladies go there for instruction in the higher arts, 
they see so much accomplished by science they become skeptic, 
they do not look upon Christ as the one who rules all things, they 
leave that institution and think what influence they have over oth- 
ers. The C. W. B. M. saw this terrible state of affairs and by 
much prayer and work they succeeded in making it possible for 
them to receive religious training each day. Some have conse- 
crated their lives to the service of Christ from learning of him 
through this way. Methinks this is the grandest, most glorious 
work ever undertaken by this band of workers. 



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I know there are lots who do not believe in Foreign Missions 
because we have heathen at home, but friend you never seriously 
considered the matter, Christ was a foreign missionary, he took 
the longest trip with the least inducement ever taken by a mis- 
sionary. He came from heaven to earth to save men and after 
he made his home on earth what did he do? "He went about do- 
ing good." To be sure he was a home missionary too. He told 
his disciples to go teach all nations and to begin at Jerusalem, 
now that is just what the C. W. B. M is doing, teaching all nations 
beginning in America. We need to be awakened from our indif- 
ference, for when we see our duty clearly we will do it, for Chris- 
tians, especially members of the C. W. B. M. never shrink, they 
put on the whole armor of God and bravely conquer all difficul- 
ties. Give as God has prospered you of time, talent and means, 
not grudgingly or sparingly, but cheerfully as unto the Lord. 
The spontaneous offering of a heart overflowing with the love of 
God is the true way to return our treasures to the Lord. 

It will be a fearful thing for our heathen neighbors to con- 
front us at the bar of God and condemn us because "we knew but 
never told them," terrible will be our punishment, for we knew 
our duty but did it not. 

Can you not in the still watches of the night hear a gentle 
voice asking in tones pathetic, "Lovest thou me?" We answer, 
"Yea Lord, thou knowest I love thee," what is his reply? "Feed 
my lambs." Feed my lambs in America, Mexico, Africa, India, 
China and Japan, all over the world, wherever the ignorant, super- 
stitious, idol-worshipping slaves are found. 

May God grant that each auxiliary sister may so work, pray 
and give that Christ looking from Heaven may smile upon and 
bless their every effort, and may the Convention at Wilson long 
be remembered as the one in which the pocket 1 ooks were con- 
verted. 

"He that giveth lendeth to the Lord." 



"CHILDREN'S WORK." 

BY MRS. F. W. LUXFORD. 

Dear Co-Workers: — I have been asked to talk to you upon 
the subject of "Children's Work," and the importance of training 
them for Christ, and for missionary work in order to form a Model 
Auxiliary. I desire to speak particularly of the work among the 
little ones of the primary department of Christian Endeavors, as 
I deeply realize how vital are the early years of childhood for 
successful character building. 

When the disciple wished to know who would occupy the 
greater place in the Kingdom, the dear Lord answered him with 



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an object lesson, the most beautiful the world contains, he took 
into his arms the little child and said, "Whosoever shall receive 
one of such little children in my name receiveth me." He also 
said to the disciples, "Suffer the little children to come unto me," 
and again before he left earth for his home in Heaven, "Feed my 
lambs." These words from the lips of the dear Master, the great 
teacher, show us how tenderly he loved and cared for the little 
ones, and how important the work is of training them for his 
Kingdom. 

People say "things are in a nut-shell," yes, they are in the 
shell of a child's skull, and our educationalists and thinkers are 
learning this, our philosophers and statesmen are following Jesus 
in his method of considering the child as of vast importance. 
Some things God gives us often, some only once, and childhood 
but once. If then the time of childhood is so all-important, ought 
not we who have the privilege of sowing seed in the little head 
gardens take heed how we sow. As the farmer sows his seed in 
the spring so in the blessed spring time of their lives, when the 
heart soil is ready and tender, let the sowing be done in love. 

A noted writer on child training gives us this beautiful 
thought, "Teachers of little ones should be the most enthusiastic 
of mortals, for they must realize that they are taking a white spun 
soul fresh from the Creator's loom, and helping to fashion a fabric 
for honor or dishonor. The first folds in that fabric are generally 
made for all time, and the first stains are frequently proof against 
all human efforts to cleanse." The teacher of the little ones needs 
to know two things — the Bible and the child, it is all-important 
that the teacher is an earnest, conscientious student of child nature. 

The owner of a large garden in which was to be found almost 
every variety of roses, rich in coloring, perfect in form, and filling 
the air with their fragrance was asked the secret of his success. 
It must mean a great deal of time, expense and care, said the visi- 
tor, yes, replied the owner, but it means far more than that, the 
man who cares for the garden has studied rose nature, and under- 
stands rose bushes, and knows how to nourish them. He is an 
educated gardener, and has spent over twenty years studying the 
needs and possibilities of roses. He examines the soil, adapts the 
position as to sun, shade and wind, and knows just which shoots 
should be pruned away, he then added that some years before he 
had lost a thousand dollars worth of roses, because his gardener 
was a lover of roses, but not a student of roses, I cannot afford to 
experiment against that for my roses are worth too much. 

If then roses need educated gardeners to train and nourish 
them aright to bring them to perfection, ought not children to have 
teachers, qualified by study and experience to know the need of 
children that they shall be able to train and nourish and thus help 
to develop all the beauty and fragrance of their lives. 

Dear Teacher: — Are we striving in the ablest possible man- 



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ner to fulfill the words of our great commission u Feed my lambs?' 
If so there is no doubt but what we shall have that Model Aux- 
iliary so desired by our Superintendent. 



THE MISSIONARY TIDINGS. 



BY MRS. S. H. DRAUGHAN. 

Sisters, it seems to me that our paper, the Missionary Tidings 
is a valuable, and highly to be esteemed means for the develop- 
ment of sociability, business, lact, and spirituality among the Aux- 
iliaries. We know that any tidings, whether pleasant or unpleas- 
ant, true or untrue, is conducive to the sociability of any gather- 
ing. It excites curiossity, sets inquiries afloat, starts the sympa- 
thetic current, creates the desire to know what others think on 
this line and how far their views coincide with ours. 

As this is a Missionary Meeting, it is becoming that we 
should be eager to inquire of the Watchman, "What of the 
Night?" How, when, and where, the tidings of salvation have 
been sounded abroad. We want to know what Sister Kelly has 
had publised as a program. We want to know what the National 
Board has decided upon. We have an earnest desire to salute 
one another, to pray to the same merciful God, to love the same 
compassionate Redeemer, to read the same Bible, have the same 
Watch Tower; consequently we must think similar thoughts, and 
be of the same mind, the same judgment. So conclusively must 
this fellow-feeling make us wondrous kind and social. 

To improve our business qualifications we may apply to the 
same source for information, only turn over a leaf and find sug- 
gestions as to the most approved mode of collecting our free-will 
offering, doubling our dues, and gathering our silver — gifts for 
our twenty-fifth birth day; also how to dispose of our monies, 
may be learned from those who ventured upon this sea of uncer- 
tianty with only the word of God to guide, and the prayerful con- 
secration of their efforts to the Master's service. 

Our Sister, Lois White, is ever at the reporter's wheel send- 
ing out the news of how the dimes and dollars come in and how 
they go forth as instiuments to aid in gathering in the sheaves. 

Look in the back part for the report of the arrival of your 
dollar. If it is not there, run quickly and send it, fpr the King's 
business requireth haste. The Recording Angel knows every one 
who pays correct interest on the money the Lord has loaned; also 
does he take account of every one who holds back for his own self- 
ish indulgencies. 

But do these meetings for business, which so happily engen- 
der sociability, conduce in anywise to the spirituality of the sister- 
hood? I think so; indeed, every page of the dear paper sugests 
a closer walk with God. The more we read about what the con- 



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secrated ones have done, the more inspired we become to go 
and do likewise. Think of the sweet hour of prayer; the com- 
munity of 40,000 women lifting up holy hands to God without 
wrath or doubting. Surely the bountiful Giver will be entreated 
of us, and we shall imbibe his Holy Spiiit and become his hand- 
maidens indeed. It is written, "Delight thyself also in the Lord 
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Let us also de- 
light to do his will. 

"Only she whose spirit stirred 
Willing hearted at the word, 
May a gift or treasure bring. 

But the best and blessed part 
Is the glad and willing heart 
That his loving children brought." 



THE AUXILIARY MEETING. 

BY MRS. HELEN KENNEDY. 

That was a wise provision in our Constitution, asking the sis- 
ters to come together once a month to study mission work, it was 
indeed meant to be a school. The study of the Bible by subjects, 
the sentence prayers, the systematic giving, are all potent factors 
in the development of our better natures. We cannot study and 
talk and pray about anything without becoming interested in that 
thing. The sweet fellowship we enjoy as we talk face to face of 
our Father's kingdom and plan for its extension, surely our hearts 
will beat in unison with the great heart of God when we offer up 
self and every thing for the conversion of the world. Our money 
only is not enough, he asks for a living sacrifice. The work he 
has given his children must be done. What a privilege to be one 
of God's workmen! Sisters do we truly appreciate the privileges 
that come to us through being a member of the C. W. B. M. Aux- 
iliary? Have we not been more benefitted than an> thing we 
have undertaken? "What ye do, do it heartily as unto the Lord, 
and not unto men, knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the 
reward of the inheritance, for ye serve the Lord Christ." 

It is by seekingto do our duty that God blesses us, we who 
belong know the benefit to ourselves — the development of our 
spiritual lives. 

I wish I had the power to make every sister realize what a 
wonderful and helpful factor the Auxiliary meeting can be made, 
here we reach out beyond ourselves, beyond all that is human and 
work for the upbuilding of Christ's Kingdom. 

How our hearts burn within us as we talk about sad India, 
degraded Africa, and our self-sacrificing missionaries who have 
left all for Christ's sake. Let us then not neglect the opportuni- 
ties that are offered us. What we do must be done quickly for 



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time is speeding away. 

"Whosoever doth not bear his cross and come after Me can- 
not be My disciple." 

"No stream from its source flows seaward, 

How lowly soever its course 

But what some land is gladdened. 

No star ever rose and set without influence somewhere. 

Who knows what earth needs from earth's lowest creation? 

No life can be pure in its purpose and strong in its strife 

And all life not be purer and stronger thereby." 



A MODEL AUXILIARY, 

BY MRS. W. G. JOHNSTON. 

We are prone to attach to model things such a degree of ex- 
cellence that we think we can never attain to it. That is very er- 
roneous. Especially is it so when thinking of the C. W. B. M. 
worK. There is absolutely no reason why every church should 
not have a model Auxiliary. We mean one that would be con- 
sidered so by the Master. Two things are essential to a model 
Auxiliary, without which it is impossible to have one, namely, 
deep, genuine consecration and prayer. Sometimes it is easy for 
those who have the special gift of speaking before audiences to 
consecrate their tongues, for those who have the gift of writing to 
consecrate their pens, and for those who have leisure to consecrate 
their time; but when the great test of all human hearts comes — 
consecrating our means, we cannot do that. It may be, even, that 
sometimes the Saphira spirit possesses us in our giving. Some- 
times we give for the world's applause, when the Father knows 
that we are keeping back some that belongs to Him. O, we need 
heart in the work. We need as much heart in this work as had 
the Jewish captives in Babylon, when they sang "If I prefer not 
Jerusalem above my chief joy, let my right hand forget her cun- 
ning, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth." You say 
such consecration is impossible. Are we not thus consecrated to 
onrselves? Surely we owe our first and best thoughts to God. 
Alas! how often we think of Him after we have satisfied our own 
vain longings. 

Second, I would emphasize the need and power of original 
heart prayer. There is too much formality in our praying; too 
extensive use in our Auxiliaries of the cut-and-dried prayers from 
the Tidings. The prayers in those written programs may not 
suit every Auxiliary's needs. I am fully aware of the fact that 
many pure Christian women are too timid to offer even sentence 
prayers in our meetings, but, oh, if we could all be so filled with 
His Spirit, so lost in His love, that we could just come before Him 
as little children before a loving Father how easy it would be to 
forget that any ear listens, save his. Then too we ought to teel, 



and it would help us, that the sisters present are voicing our pray- 
ers, and not feel that they may be criticising them. 

Sisters of the dear Old North State, do you realize what a 
great work God is expecting us to do? Let us thoroughly conse- 
crate ourselves to this work the coming year, and we will be sur- 
prised at the results. Let us pray over the work. Let it be on 
our hearts as the things of our homes are. We cannot waive the 
fact that by and bye there must be a reckoning between us and 
the Lord of the harvest. Can it be that we, for whom he has so 
bountifully planted and so abundantly watered, leaving for us only 
the gathering, shall come to him empty handed? No! No!! Let 
us enter heartily into the work and do simply the best we can, and 
in each congregation in the State we will soon have a Model Aux- 
iliary. 



INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY. 

BY MISS PATE. 

Much has been said and written concerning the duties and re- 
sponsibilities of the officers of the C. W. B. M., and although we 
realize the responsibility is very great, the personal work of the 
individual should not be overlooked. The hearty co-operation of 
each member is necessary to keep the work moving, and in order 
to give support to the advancement of missions, there are many 
points to be considered. First, is the persistent reading of mis- 
sionary literature, thereby keeping informed of the work as well 
as in sympathy with the worker. The territory in which the C. 
W. B. M. works is vast and to know just what is being accomplish- 
ed will necessitate much reading. Without this knowledge we 
cannot expect an interesting or enthusiastic Auxiliary. Having by 
persistent reading and careful thought become thoroughly inform- 
ed concerning our work let us broaden us, take a larger view and 
with untiring energy make an effort to enlist others in the work, 
not of ourselves, but the love of God shed abroad in our hearts 
constraineth us. Progress should be the motto of every enter- 
prise; doubts and fears are barriers to success, but those who plan 
well and boldly execute, faithful and efficient work will merit suc- 
cess. Each one has a mission to perform and can be great in her 
sphere. 

In the words of Longfellow I will say — 

• 'Study yourself and most of all note well 
Wherein kind nature meant you to excel." 

The second great thought is care with which we should pre- 
pare for every meeting. It is not well to leave the whole burden 
upon the shoulders of a few. As the body is composed of many 
members, each having a separate and distinct work to perform, so 



in this great cause each has a duty upon which depends the life 
of the C. W. B. M. 

There is something most pathetic in thinking of the aged in 
heathen countries. Their remaining years must at best be few, 
likewise their opportunities for embracing the religion of our Lord 
Jesus Christ. Does not each one feel a personal responsibility in 
the matter of sending the gospel to save these benighted souls? 

But there is still another point we have to consider, that of 
prayer. We are not to depend upon our own strength or wisdom, 
but in. fervent prayer seek from on high the power we need. We 
should pray for the heathen earnestly, constantly; but more than 
all, pray that our lives may be pure and true in their sight. Pray 
for eyes open to see the needs of the heathen and for hearts full 
of courage to do the best for them always. When we ask God to 
make them Christians, are we doing our part? 

Make an effort not to leave the world as you find it, but a 
world living in a Saviour's love. We are not alone in this work. 
Our help and strength is in God, on Him we will call, and in His 
name and in obedience to His command we will go forward. 

Let us not refuse to have our share in the stupendous enter 
prise of establishing the Kingdom of God in heathen lands. 
Set wholly apart for the use of the Master, 

To speak from my heart of his message of grace, 
To tell of his love though glad tears gather faster 
And point to my Savior who died in my place. 
Kept by God's power from hour to hour, 
His message to sinners gratefully trace. 

Set wholly apart for the use of the Master, 

To work, to read, or to speak for his sake, 
To give him like Mary my choice alabaster 

My sweetest and best on his pierced feet break. 
Kept by God's power from hour to hour 

Until in his likeness I satisfied wake." 

REPORT OF CHILDRENS' WORK. 

Before submitting a statistical report of the children's work 
for the year ending Sept. 30th, 1899, may I be pardoned for tak- 
ing this opportunity to say something in behalf of this department, 
hoping thereby to call forth lenincy toward the meagerness of the 
report and, if possible, secure more thorough and systematic co- 
operation in the future. 

When brought face to face with the question all are equally 
agreed that Solomon was right when he said, "Train up a child in 
the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from 
it." All are equally agreed that the missionary effort— the on- 
ward movement of the church of the future — depends upon the 
children of today. Then why such seeming indifference to the 
children's work on the part of parents, ministers, auxiliaries and 
congregations? 



Do you think that home training and the Sunday school are 
sufficient? I answer, they are great factors for good; they are 
necessities; but not sufficient. They do not give that systematic 
training, step by step, which not only teaches what Christian duty 
is and a personal responsibility concerning it, but develops the 
ability and confidence to perform these duties. 

These facts impressed themselves upon the minds and hearts 
of the pioneer workers of the C. W. B. M., though it was not until 
1884, ten years after its organization, that any definite action was 
taken. Then Mrs. Joseph King was appointed National Superin- 
tendent, and a work for the children ordered to be begun. Since 
that time as as a national organization it has steadily grown. Last 
year 901 societies contributed $12,265.22 to the children's fund of 
the C. W. B. M. treasury. Also $2,825.35 were raised and ex- 
pended for other worthy causes. 

To bring the subject nearer home let us ask what has North 
Carolina done along this line? In 1892 Mrs. T. R. Rouse was ap- 
pointed the first State Superintendent, and a most excellent one 
she made. After a faithful service of four years her environments 
were such that, though her heart was still in the work, she was 
compelled to resign. The State Board, realizing her inestimable 
services and fitness, and the uncertainty of finding an acceptable 
successor, kept hoping some way would be opened by which she 
could again give her attention and time, so did not accept her res- 
ignation for two years. During this interval with only a nominal 
head, interest lagged and societies disbanded, until, when the 
work was placed in my hands last December, there were only four 
contributing organizations. 

The summary of my report from that time to Sept. 1899, is 
as follows: 

Number State organizations, 1 2 

Number members, 240 

Number who have become Christians, 18 

Subscribers to Junior Builder, 51 

Orphans supported, 3 

Shares in Builders' Fund, 5^ 

Amount raised for all purposes ., $190.00 

Washington, Pantego and Wilson deserve special mention; 
each has contributed the support of an orphan — $30. Pantego 
and Wilson each has taken \ x /z shares in the Builders' Fund — $15. 
For other purposes Washington has a credit of $4; Pantego, $2; 
Wilson, $3.25. Making Washington's total $34; Pantego, $47; 
Wilson, 48.25. 

Thus another Convention year has gone on record, bearing 
data of encouragements and discourugements, achievements and 
failures, enthusiasm and indifference, so much undertaken, so little 
accomplished. But we have put our hands to the plow; we dare 



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not turn back. Let us, therefore, press forward with more zeal 
for the work, more love for the children, more consecration of self 
for the Master's use. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Alice Hines, Sup't. 



PLANS FOR FUTURE WORK. 

Madam Preside?it: 

We your Committee on Plans for Future Work beg to sub- 
mit the following: 

Realizing the importance of more thorough and systematic 
organization among the auxiliaries now in existence, and the im- 
perative need of more organizations beg first, that no stone be left 
unturned to place an organizer in the field for her entire time. 

In the second place, we would beg the Board to prayerfully 
consider the advisability of urging the auxiliaries of the State to 
come together and jointly raise a fund to prepare some conse- 
crated life to be a missionary to a foreign land. Nothing so in- 
spires enthusiasm as personal interest awakened. 

In the third place, we would emphasize the thought that 
prayer is the foundation stone of all work carried on in the Mas- 
ter's name; hence beg that the Board order a personal letter sent 
to the secretary of each auxiliary, to be read before each auxiliary, 
pleading that the hour of prayer on each Lord's day be strictly 
observed by each member at her home, in the church, or wher- 
ever it seems best. 

We further recommend that our National Board be petitioned 
to make an appropriation of $200 to the Winston church for the 
year 1900, that a minister may be sustained all of his time, and 
that an appropriation of $100 be given to our State C. W. B. 
M. work with the services of a national organizer, that our own 
resources may be developed and the work enlarged. 
Respectfully submitted by your Committee, 

Mrs. W. D. LaRoque, 
Mrs. W. J. Crumpler, 
Miss Alice Hines. 



STATE OFFICERS: 

Pres., MRS. C. A. D. GRAINGER, - - - - Kinston, N. C. 
Vice Pres., MRS. HELEN KENEDY, - - - Coahoma, N. C. 
Sec, MRS. S. R. DIXON, ---..- Dtxonville, N. C. 

Rec. Sec, MRS. W. C. FIELDS, Kinston, N. C. 

Treas.. MRS. HAYWOOD EDMONDSON,. - - Wilson, N. C. 
Supt. Young People's Work, MISS ALICE HINES, " 



ADVISORY MEMBERS 



Mrs. D. Hackney, Mrs. Joseph Kinsey, Mrs. Calvin Woodard, 

Mrs. W. D. LaRoque, Mrs. J. F. Taylor, Mrs. J. L. Murphy, 

Mrs. N. J. Rouse, Mrs. W. J. Crumpler, Mrs. J. T. Midyette, 

Mrs. Cora E. McRae. 



NATIONAL OFFICERS: 



Pres., MRS. O. A. BURGESS, Cor. Sec, MRS. H. E. MOSES, 
Rec Sec, MRS. ANNIE B. GRAY. 



"Extension" our watch-word, and "$130,000," our motto 
for 1900. 



Missionary Tidings, 

Published by the 

Christian Woman's Board Of flissions, 

152 E. Market St., Indianapolis, IncL 
MRS. HELEN E. MOSES, Editor. 

Terms: Per year in advance, 50 cts. 



PROCEEDINGS 



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p lilfiq Woman'? BoaM of Unions, 

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| OCTOBER 29th — NOVEMBER 2nd, 1900. 



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CONTENTS 



CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S BOARD OF MISSIONS. 

Officers- --- : 4 

Minutes of C. W. B. M. Convention — 5 

Report of Corresponding Secretary — 6 

Report of Treasurer 7 

Report of Superintendent of Children's Work :_ 8 

Report of Committee on Nominations — - ,-_'___ 10 

Report of Committee on Future Work 11 



N. C. CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 

Members of State Board__ . : 12 

Proceedings of Convention __■ :___.___._ 13 

Obituary of M. T. Moye_____ -_-- 18 

Report of State Board ____.. :_ 19 

Report of Committees- ;__^_h 21 

Statistical Table of Churches- 24 

Statistical Table of Sunday Schools — _________ __..__ 29 

Preachers and their Addresses 30 

Constitution and By-Laws ___: 31 



PROCEEDINGS 



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Christian Mi^iona^ Conversion, 



•AND THE- 



Chri^iai) Woman's Board of Rp^ions 



■HELD WITH THE- 



Christian Church at Ay den, N. C, 

OCTOBER 29th — NOVEMBER 2nd, J90O. 



FIFTY=SIXTH ANNUAL SESSION 



NASH BROTHERS, 
BOOK AND JOB PRINTERS, 
GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



PREFACE 



A careful reading of the following pages will give the 
reader some idea of the splendid Convention which was re- 
cently held with the Christian Church at Ayden, N. C. 
The proceedings are put before you in pamphlet form so 
they may be kept for ready reference in the future. An 
earnest effort has been made to transcribe and have the 
minutes printed and placed in the hands of the brotherhood 
while the memories of the Ayden Convention were still 
fresh. The work, though hard, has been cheerfully done 
and we devoutly pray that God's blessings may be added. 

This little pamphlet contains valuable information rela- 
tive to the work of last year as well as the work of the new 
year upon which we have just entered. We insist, therefore, 
that you carefully read every page before laying it aside. 
The proceedings of the Christian Woman's Board of Missions 
are published this year with the minutes of our State Con- 
vention. We hope that this method will not only get before 
all the churches valuable information about the work of 
our christian women, but that it will more thoroughly unify 
ail our work in the State. We regret that many imperfec- 
tions must appear in the following pages, especially in the 
statistical part. We are dependent entirely upon the re- 
ports of the churches for the facts that you find in this part 
of the proceedings and until our churches learn to accurately 
fill out the report blanks sent them by the Corresponding 
Secretary it will be entirely impossible for the statistical 
part of our minutes to be faultless. 

May God give us the wisdom and strength that we so 
much need for the work that He has placed in our hands. 

Mrs. B. H. Melton, 

Recording Secretary. 



CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S BOARD OF MISSIONS. 



OFFICERS. 
Members of the C. W. B. M. State Board. 

Mrs. Clara Grainger, Kinston, President. 

Miss Alice Hines, Wilson, Vice-President 

Mrs. Haywood Edmundson, Wilson, Treasurer. 

Mrs. B. H. Melton, Wilson, Corresponding & Recording Sec. 
Miss Alice Hines, Wilson, Superintendent Children's Work. 



Advisory Board. 

Mrs. W. D. Hackney, Wilson. 

Mrs. Joseph Kinsey, Wilson. 

Mrs. Calvin Woodard, * Wilson. 

Mrs. Orpha Hackney Wilson. 



Send Quarterly Reports to Mrs. B. H. Melton, Wilson, N. C. 
Send money for State Work to Mrs. Haywood Edmundson, 

Wilson, N. C. 
Send Monthly Dues to Mrs. Helen E. Moses, 152 E. Market 

St., Indianapolis, Ind. 



MINUTES OF THE C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 



The Twenty-eighth Annual Convention of the Christian 
Woman's Board of Missions of North Carolina held its first 
session, which was an informal reception, in the College 
Chapel, Ayden, N. O, October 29, 1900. 

Tuesday Morning Oct. 30th, at 9:30 o'clock the first reg- 
ular session of the Convention was called to order by the 
President, Mrs. Clara Grainger. 

The devotional exercises consisted of a song by the choir, 
scripture reading from Jer. 11:1-17, 9:23-24, by the Presi- 
dent, prayer by C. W. Howard. 

Greetings to the Convention from Mrs. Louise Kelly, of 
Emporia, Kansas, and Miss Mary Kilpatrick of Bethany, 
West Virginia, were read by Mrs. S. R. Dixon. 

Mrs. J. R. Tingle, in behalf of The Auxiliary and people 
of Ayden, very pleasantly extended to the Convention a 
most hearty welcome, which was responded to by Miss 
Melissa May. 

The following Auxiliaries responded to the roll call either 
by reports or letters of greeting: Armenia, Asheville, Bethel, 
Farmville, Greenville, Hookerton, Winston, Wheat Swamp, 
Washington and Wilson. 

The announcement of Committees was as follows : 

COMMITTEE ON FUTURE WORK. 

Miss Alice Hines, Mrs. J. R. Tingle, Mrs. J. L. Murphy, Mrs. Lucy- 
Latham, Mrs. Helen Kennedy, Mrs. J. F. Taylor, Mrs. W. J. Grump- 
ier, Mrs. B. H. Melton. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATION. 
Mrs. S. H. Draughan, Mrs. W. A. LaRoque, Mrs. Heber Coward, 
Mrs. Martha Latham, Mrs. N. J. Rouse, Mrs. R. C. Cannon. 

COMMITTEE ON LITERATURE. 
Miss Melissa May, Miss Rosa Loftin, Miss Mary A. Moye, Miss 
Myrtle Taylor, Miss Hattie Cannon, Miss Alice Roberson. 

COMMITTEE ON ENROLLMENT. 
Miss Fannie Dixon, Miss Bruce Sutton, Miss Daisy Cannon, Miss 
Mamie Gardner, Miss Myrtie Moore. 

The President, Mrs. Grainger, delivered her annual ad- 
dress. She spoke at length of the work of the C. W. B. M. 
at home and abroad. There are now 104 Missionaries in 
the employ of the Board, laboring in Jamaica, Porto Rico, 
India, Mexico and the United States. During the year 
which has just closed, $106,722 has been paid into the Na- 
tional Treasury; beside gifts of property amounting to $15,- 



6 MINUTES OF THE 

000, offerings for the Bible Lectureship at the University of 
Virginia $8,000, and 10,000 for starving India. 

She gave especial emphasis to the possibilities of the fu-* 
ture, particularly in our own state. 

Song — ' ' Coronation. ' ' 

REPORT OP CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 

Sisters assembled — we greet you in the name of our Master. 

Deep down in the mines of the earth God in the beginning gar- 
nered from His boundless resources, vast treasures of ore. These 
were for the accomplishment of His wise purposes. For ages they 
have awaited the fulfillment of His divine will. Laborers from all 
parts of the earth have been busy in the excavation of these min- 
erals from their hidden recesses. Skilled workmen have wisely 
molded, fashioned and welded the ore into bars, bolts, screws, 
and rivets, with which to build, bind and securely clinch the 
mighty ocean steamers, which in God's own time shall plough the 
mighty deep, and across the vast expanse of waters unite the nations 
of the earth in an extended commercial hand shake. 

It is well for us to study the Providences of God. Had there 
been no seas to cross, there would have been no need of the staunch 
sailing vessel. / 

Our Heavenly Father, created the human heart susceptible of 
feelings of love and sympathy, and endowed the mind with a capac- 
ity for the proper exercise of these emotions. 

In His own good time, He has touched with the finger of divine 
love and quickened into activity the hearts of thousands in our 
land, until in glad response to His divine call, the work shop in every 
heart has been busy utilizing the precious talents hidden away in 
each heart. Since our last Convention, each one thus aroused has 
been busy and diligent that their labors should meet and merit the 
divine approbation of our Father. 

We come in response to the call to-day to bring the results of our 
labors and humbly do we lay them at His feet. 

The ship of Zion, the means or medium by which the glad mes- 
sage of salvation to others may be borne, is the result of such con- 
secrated labor by the children of God, and we rejoice that as a sis- 
terhood in North Carolina, we have been permitted to share in this 
blessed work. 

Our efforts have been far, far below our opportunities, yet we 
rejoice to think that the missionary pulse beats much stronger 
among our sisters to-day than ever before. Surely the Lord has 
been with us, and led us thus far, and if we have not as many gold- 
en sheaves to lay at His feet, it is because we have been indifferent 
to the blessed opportunities He has given us day by day, and like 
Martha, have been careful about many interests of our own, forgetful 
that the loving Master stood just outside our door. 

Sisters, may the hallowing influence of this Convention be a spir- 
itual uplift to our lives, may we resolve to "lengthen our cords, and 
strengthen our stakes." May our sisters be aroused to a fuller 
realization of their individual responsibilities and enlist in the ser- 
vice of sacrificing for Christ. 

Last year we had 8 active societies. This year we number 13 

Last year our membership was 100. This year we are happy tQ 
claim 195. The number of subscribers to "Tidings" is thribble 

During the past year, ending Sept. 30, we have contributed to the 
General Fund $533.32, St. F. $28.10, Special $55.40. Total $561 42 



C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 7 

This amount includes the contributions from a few of the J. E. 
Societies, and some Mission Bands. 

W<hile these figures may seem somewhat encouraging yet we 
must not be satisfied at the progress made, but rather press forward 
with renewed energy and increased zeal to the accomplishment of 
a larger work for the coming year, on the threshold of which we 
stand to-day. 

My sisters, I cannot close my report without a word of admonition. 
While it is rendered as best I could, yet I have been compelled to 
examine the receipts given in the Tidings in order to do justice to 
some of our most active societies, hence you will see the necessity 
of greater punctuality on the part of the Secretaries of the Aux- 
iliaries. Let me urgently plead that you will be more faithful in 
filling out and sending promptly after each quarter your report card 
to your State Secretary, and your money for State development to 
your State Treasurer and your dues to National Secretary, Mrs. 
Helen E. Moses. 

In order to do better work in the future, the most needful lesson 
for us to learn is to be more systematic and regular in our giving. 
How many of our number of missionaries in the home land or in 
foreign lands could be sustained by impulsive gifts? In the method 
adopted by the C. W. B. M. nothing could be plainer or easier. Let 
us be more faithful in the work we have undertaken. Let us in- 
crease our efforts ten fold for the coming year that we may not only 
be instrumental through God's blessing to help others, but, that we 
may ourselves reap still greater joys. May His presence over- 
shadow us, and His blessed spirit lead us into a fuller life of holi- 
ness. Let our constant prayer be, that He will save us from nar- 
rowness and selfishness. 

In the absence of Mrs. Edmundson, Miss Alice Hines read 
the Treasurer's report. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 

MONEY RECEIVED. 

1899— October 30 $• 24 50 

November 11 1 00 

1900— January 1 1 50 

January 9 1 50 

January 25 2 00 

February 1 60 00 

March 19 155 

March 26 1 55 

April 26 75 00 

July 5 4 35 

July 9 75 00 

July 14 2 00 

July 18 2 05 

September 29 160 

September 29 2 65 

October 19 2 25 

15 45 



$273 95 



MONEY DISBURSED. 

1900— February 1— By Check to Mr. Walters $ 50 00 

February 1 — By Check to Miss Hines 3 00 

March 16— By Check to Mr. Petree 21 00 



MINUTES OF THE 

April 26— By Check to Mr. Walters 51 00 

April 26 — By Check to Miss Hines 3 00 

July 9 — By Cash to Miss Orvis 50 00 

July 9 — Cash, Travelling Expenses Miss Orvis 17 60 

July 18 — By Check Mr. Walters 50 00 

October 19 — By Check Miss Hines 6 00 

Cash Mrs. Dixon 22 85 

October 29 — By Check, Mrs. Edmundson 50 



$273 95 
Leaving in Treasury this October 29, no money. 

MRS. HAYWOOD BDMUNDSON, 

Treasurer. 



REPORT OF SUPERINTENDENT OF CHILDREN'S WORK. 

As I cast my eyes over this audience and watch the eagerness 
with which it listens for the report of the Children's work this 
thought comes to me: How many of you feel a personal responsibil- 
ity for what it may contain? 

I appeal to you one and all — the ministry and the laity — have you 
urged upon your congregation, publicly or privately, the importance 
yea, the necessity, for an organization of the young people to work 
continuously for the Master? Have you ever spoken a word of en- 
couragement to the children or Superintendents who are faithfully 
struggling to carry the work on? When you received a letter of 
anxious inquiry or entreaty concerning the work, did you answer 
it? If you have done these things, we reverently return thanks in 
the name of our blessed Lord, who said "Suffer little children to 
come unto me and forbid them not." If you have failed we beg 
that you get down on your kness and ask God to show you His will 
and your duty. 

If 'tis true, as has been declared by a Roman Catholic, "give me 
your child until he is six years old, then you may do with him as 
you will", equally true it must be help the children, give their early 
years -to the missionary cause and their lives will have become so 
impregnated with the Christ spirit that no influence will swerve 
them from a life of service. 

May I ask how many of you have ever worked with the children 
in their meetings, listened to them lisp their sentence prayers and 
watched their spiritual development? I cannot answer for you, 
dear brother or sister but in my own experience nothing has ever 
been more helpful. To illustrate my point, if you will pardon the 
digression, I will mention one incident that occurred in one of the 
meetings in Wilson. The summer had been long and hot, the 
meetings irregularly held, the children, like older people under the 
same circumstances had grown indifferent and were slow about 
coming together again in the Fall. Several meetings were thinly 
attended but at the next one we had not only regained our list but 
enrolled several new names. After expressing pleasure at the in- 
crease of attendance, I asked the children to account for it? How 
many had been at work? etc. At first no one responded, after a bit 
a little boy about ten years old timidly said "Miss Alice, I prayed 
for it. I asked God every night this week to bring them back and 
I asked some of them to come back and they are here." 

"Was ever a grander sermon preached by mortal man? In many 
respects the work this year has been one of sad disappointment. 
We had hoped for so much and have realized so little, yet, we will 
not be discouraged, there are many hopeful signs for the future. 



C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. X) 

The few whose hands and hearts are enlisted have made a record 
of which we need not feel ashamed. A larger percentage of the 
churches have become actively interested in missionary efforts and 
using tne children as a reserve force observed Children's day more 
universally this year than ever before. In some instances the pro- 
ceeds were applied to pay the Church's state apportionment; in 
some they were sent to F. C. M. S. as the children's supplement; 
quite a little has been raised by the children for local congregations, 
all of which amounts went into the Lord's treasury and received His 
commendation, but dear brother or sister, is it just to the children 
to use their funds and give them no statistical credit in the year's 
accounts? Does it not seem to you that the tendency is to shift 
upon the shoulders of these little ones the burdens that you and I 
ought to bear? The children have their individual lines of work 
just jk you and I have. They support missionaries at home and 
abroad: they have the Builder's Fund out of which they build or- 
phanages; last but not least.they provide food, raiment and education 
for their most destitute and benighted brothers and sisters of other 
lands. Would it not be more in accord with the true missionary 
spirit to help them carry their burdens than to call upon them to 
help carry ours? But if it still seems best to you to supplement our 
deficits with their funds could we not make some arrangement by 
which the State Superintendent could handle the statistics and give 
credit to whom credit is due? Suppose it were possible to make 
even an approximate estimate of all moneys raised by the children 
of our congregations in the State of North Carolina in the year 
1899 to 1900 and compare it with the figures which I shall presently 
present. We should find to the children's credit several hundreds 
of dollars whereas we have only several hundreds of cents. 

May God help us to think more seriously and prayerfully on these 
things. 

The report for the year according to the best data I could secure is 
as follows: 

No. of contributing bands , 13 

Of which No. regularly organized 8 

No. of members 350 

No. of conversions from bands . 9 

No. of Junior Builders taken 50 

No. of Orphans supported 3 

No. of Little Light Bearers 9 

Amount raised for Missions $194 45 

Amount raised for other purposes 169 11 

Total $363 56 

This report as compared with last year shows an increase of one 
organization, 10 members, $140.56. Dixonville Sunday School, al- 
though not an organized mission Band, bears off the palm for raising 
money. With 27 members it contributed $6.80 for missions and built 
its own Sunday School room at a cost of $160. Pantego is at the 
head of the organized bands, having raised $46 for Missions, $6 for 
other purposes. Tetal $52.00. 

Mrs. B. H. Melton addressed the Convention on "Trained 
for Service." 

Song "Who will follow Jesus." Benediction. 



10 MINUTES OF THE 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 



The afternoon session opened with devotional services 
conducted by Mrs. S. H. Draughan. 

Mrs. John Bell introduced our foreign missionaries by 
means of showing their pictures, so that their faces might 
become familiar to all. 

After a song Miss Lizzie Anderson gave a beautiful reci- 
tation accompanied by Miss Moon. Reading "Recruits for 
Christ" by Miss Elizabeth Bernard. Paper on "Best Means 
of Increasing the Interest of our Local Auxiliaries," by Miss 
Mary Or vis. Paper by Miss Mattie Kennedy, "Are Ameri- 
ca's Daughters of more value in God's sight than India's?", 
read by Miss Alice Roberson. 

Mr. W. G. Walters gave a favorable report of the work at 
"Winston, the C. W T . B. M. mission point in this State. 

Reading by Miss Anderson. 

D. E. Motley spoke briefly concerning the work at 
Asheville. 

Announcements and benediction. 



EVENING SESSION. 

Long before the hour for beginning the house was filled 
and many were unable to enter the chapel. 

Devotional services led by Mrs. W. J. Grumpier. 

Miss Alice Hines read the report of the Committee on 
Future Work. On motion the report was adopted as read. 

Mrs. S. EL Draughan read the report of the Committee 
on Nominations. Report was referred back to the committee. 

D. E. Motley introduced Miss Bessie B. Farrer, late of 
Deoghur, India, who addressed the Convention on her work 
in India. Miss Farrer's earnest words inspired her hearers 
with a deep and abiding interest in the cause of missions 
and the work of Missionaries. 

After announcements, a song and prayer, the Convention 
adjourned. 



SECOND DAY. 

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 12 o'clock M. 

The Convention was called to order by the President. 

Committee on Nominations submit the following report : 

For President — Mrs. Clara Granger. 
For Vice-President — Miss Alice Hines. 



C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 11 

For Treasurer — Mrs. Haywood Bdmundson. 

For Corresponding and Recording Secretary — Mrs. B. H. Melton. 

For Superintendent of Children's Work — Miss Alice Hines. 

ADVISORY BOARD. 

Mrs. W. D. Hackney, Mrs. Joseph Kinsey, Mrs, Calvin Woodard, 
Mrs. Orpha Hackney. 

We recommend that Mrs. S. R. Dixon be appointed Editor of the 
C. W. B. M. department of the Watch Tower. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. S. H. DRAUGHAN, 
MRS. MARTHA LATHAM, 
MRS. JENNIE CRUMPLER, 
MRS. R. C. CANNON, 
MRS. HEBER COWARD. 

On motion the report was adopted as read. 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS. 

Whereas, Sister S. R. Dixon has been connected with the work 
of the C. W. B. M. since its organization and has so carefully striven 
to promote its interest in the state and so faithfully and efficiently 
served us during the last year and a half as Corresponding Secre- 
tary, and 

Whereas, she has now given up the work of Corresponding Secre- 
tary, Be it 

Resolved, That we express our most hearty appreciation of her 
services, and extend to her our sincere thanks for her consecrated 
work as a member of the State Board. 

MARY I. ORVIS, 
ELIZABETH BERNARD. 



COMMITTEE ON FUTURE WORK. 

We, your Committee on Future Work, realizing the importance 
of the task before us and the impossibility of carrying on the work 
without some assured financial basis recommend: 

That the State Board arrange an apportionment for each Auxiliary 
to be applied to State development. 

That as soon as practicable an organizer selected by the Board 
be placed in the field. 

That as the organizer visits an Auxiliary, she shall make an ap- 
peal and take a collection for Miss Mary Kilpatrick, a North Caro- 
lina girl who is now at Bethany College making great personal 
effort and sacrifice for Missionary work in a Foreign Land. 

That the State C. W. B. M. Board ask the National Board for $300, 
$200 of which shall be applied to Winston and $100 to supplement 
our State Fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. W. J. CRUMPLER, MRS. LUCIE LATHAM, 

MRS. LAURA MURPHY, MRS. J. R. TINGLE, 

MRS. B. H. MELTON, MISS ALICE HINES, Chm'n. 

Final adjournment. 

MARY I. ORVIS, 

Secretary Pro. Tern. 



Christian Missionary Conventions. 

" Beginning at Jerusalem." — Jesus. 

OFFICE&S. 

MEMBEES OF THE STATE BOARD. 

J. J. Harper, Smithfield, President. 

Joseph Kinsey, Wilson, Vice-President. 

1 B. H. Melton, Wilson,. Corresponding Secretary. 

D. W. Arnold, Farmville, . Recording Secretary. 

Geo. Hackney, Wilson, Treasurer. 

Daniel E. Motley, Wilson, State Evangelist. 



All money for State Missions should be sent to 
B. H. Melton, Box 105, Wilson, N. C. 



fgH^Regular meeting of the State Board the first Tuesday 
night in each month. 



PROCEEDINGS OE THE NORTH CAROLINA CHRIS- 
TIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



Wednesday, Oct. 30th, 1900. 

The N. C. C. M. C. assembled at 9:00 a. m., Pres. J. J. 
Harper, presiding. Devotional exercises were conducted by 
W. G. Johnston. 

Dr. Joseph Dixon welcomed the delegates and visitors to 
the growing town of Ayden, and to the hearts as well as the 
hospitable homes of its people in an eloquent address, which 
was happily responded to by B. H. Melton of Wilson, who 
closed his remarks with a request that the congregation take 
part in his response by singing No. 364, "Blest be the Tie 
that Binds." 

J. J. Harper, President of the Convention, in his annual 
address treated the timely subject — "The Minister, for the 
Twentieth Century." It was a scholarly production and 
will result in untold good particularly in the matter of rais- 
ing the standard of the ministry. 

"For the twentieth century," he said, "we want men whose 
intelligence is equal to the best. Men who will be prompt 
to act. Men who will have grace as well as grit. He must 
also have a business side to his religion. He must be loyal 
to the truth and Jesus. He must feel his responsibility. 
He must be closely identified with the people." 

He closed with the encouraging assurance that the twen- 
tieth century will be glowing with possibilities and resplen- 
dent with results. 

After a song, the Treasurer's report showing $1231.39 re- 
ceived, $1088.62 expended and a balance in the treasury of 
$142.77 — was read and adopted. 

Report of Corresponding Secretary presented and adopted. 

Very gratifying reports from the following fields were 
made : 

Asheville, represented by Miss Lizzie Bernard ; Hyde 
county, represented by W. F. Smith; Plymouth, represented 
by M. S. Spear ; Central North Carolina, represented by W. 
G. Walters. Each of these spoke enthusiastically of the in- 
fluence for good of the work of Daniel E. Motley. 

Daniel E. Motley's address on "North Carolina as a Mis- 
sion Field," was an inspiration and was received with en- 
thusiasm. 

At the close of the above address, a motion was made by 



14 MINUTES OF THE 

D. W. Davis that the Convention re-elect with a hearty, 
unanimous vote, D. E. Motley as State Evangelist for the 
ensuing year. The motion was carried unanimously. 

H. D. Murrill of Onslow spoke of the importance of hav- 
ing a church at Raleigh. 

The Corresponding Secretary made an appeal in behalf of 
State Work, resulting in an offering of $176.50 in pledges 
and cash. 

Report of nominating committee of C. W. B. M. made 
and accepted. 

The following committees were appointed by the Pres.: 

On Examination and Ordination : — C. W. Howard, J. R, 
Tingle, D. E. Motley. 

On Special Program: — S. W. Sumrell, D. W. Arnold, R. 
C. Cannon. 

On Nominations: — J. R. Tingle, D. W. Davis, W. J. 
Grumpier. 

On Ministerial Character: — E. A. Moye, Dr. M. W. Har- 
per, W. J. Grumpier, S. L. Wallace, N. D. Myers. 

On Evangelizing: — D. H. Petree, S. G. Sutton, W. G. 
Walters, J. A. Mizzell, P. S. Swain, T. J. Basnight, G. H. 
Waters. 

Auditing Committee: — E. A. Moye, John R. Smith, L. J, 
Chapman. 

The Convention adjourned till 2:00 p. m. Benediction. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

At 2:00 p. m. Convention re-assembled. I. W. Rogers 
conducted devotional services. 

Symposium on Lord's Day School Work, conducted by 
W. G. Johnston who in a ten minute talk strongly advo- 
cated S. S. Libraries. He was followed by W. J. •Grumpier, 
on "The Model Superintendent;" R. C. Holton, on the 
"Character of the Teacher;" E. A. Moye, on "Relation of 
Parents to the Lord's Day School;" and M. S. Spear on 
"Influence of Lord's Day Schools." 

Committee on Special Program, made the following report; 

Wednesday evening 8:15— B. H. Melton. 

Wednesday evening 8:30 — D. W. Davis. 

Wednesday evening 8:30 (at the Baptist Seminary)— M. S. Spear. 

Thursday morning 11:00 (at the Missionary Baptist Church) 

— W. F. Smith. 
Thursday evening 8:30— D. E. Motley. 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 15 

Invitations from the congregations at Kinston and New 
Berne were extended to the Convention for 1901. 

A motion was made to make it a unanimous vote for 
Kinston. Carried. 

By some oversight of the printer, one of the ten minute 
addresses in the Conference on S. S. work was omitted from 
the program, but before the close of the afternoon session it 
was delivered, subject "The Pastor and the Children." It 
was both entertainingly and instructively treated by Willis 
R. Williams. 

Announcements— Doxology. 

Benediction. 



EVENING SESSION. .=— - 

4> 

Convention reassembled at 7:30 o'clock, A. y. Leighton 
conducting the devotional exercises. 

A conference on Pastoral Work was opened by P. S. 
Swain, subject: "Pastor's Preparation for the Pulpit." This 
was followed by an address on "Pastoral visiting" by H. S. 
Davenport, and "The Pastor and the mid-week Prayer 
Meeting" by S. G. Sutton. 

Sermon by D. W. Davis on "The Responsibilities of the 
Christian." 

Benediction by I. W. Rogers. 



MORNING SESSION. 

Thursday, November 1st, 1900. 

Convention assembled at 8:45 o'clock for a memorial ser- 
vice, conducted in honor of Bro. M. T. Moye, deceased. 
The services were led by J. D. Waters, praver being offered 
by D. E. Motley. 

J. J. Harper, a life-long friend and co-worker, spoke feel- 
ingly of Bro. Moye's Christ-like life and ministry, his influ- 
ence over all who knew him, and especially over him who 
had labored with him so long. He spoke of his readiness 
to die, and not only of his willingness but his eagerness 
to go. 

Mrs. T. E. Hooker, of Greenville, then sang, "Not Lost, 
but Gone Before." The appropriateness of the sentiment of 
the song was much enriched by her sympathetic voice, and 
the song was very impressive. 



16 MINUTES OF THE 

D. W. Davis and W. R. Williams also paid loving trib- 
utes to Bro. Move's consecrated life. 

The services were then closed by singing hymn No. 840, 
"Some Sweet Day." 

On motion, J. J. Harper was appointed to prepare a suit- 
able obituary of Bro. M. T. Move, to appear in the minutes 
of the Convention. 

Business session opened at 9:15 o'clock, Pres. Harper pre- 
siding. 

Minutes of the previous day read and adopted. 

The Committee on Temperance then made their report, 
which, after a very animated discussion, was adopted. (See 
report.) From the discussion it is very evident that the 
Christian Church in North Carolina is becoming more alive 
to the vital importance of this great issue, and indications 
are that at no very distant day will our people use all their 
power, both by speech and vote, to eliminate this great 
evil from our land. 

The Evangelizing Committee next made their report. 

A motion was made to adopt the report, item by item. 
Carried. After a very interesting discussion of item I, on 
motion the report was referred to the committee for revision. 

In the absence of Profs. Kinsey and Manning, Dr. H. D. 
Harper, Sr., and S. G. Sutton discussed "Our Educational 
Interests." 

W. 0. Winfield followed with an excellent address on 
"Our Strength and our Weakness in Religion." 

A report of the Trustees of the C. C. College was made by 
J. R. Tingle. (See report.) 

The term of office of S. L. Wallace and M. F. Sumrell as 
trustees had expired. On motion they were re-elected. 

The Convention then adjourned to meet at 2 p. m. — 
Doxology. 

Benediction by C. W. Howard. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

V Convention re-assembled at 2:15 o'clock. Devotional 
services were conducted by G. T. Tyson. 

Report of Auditing Committee presented and adopted. 
(See report.) 

Report of Committee on Ministerial Character received 
and adopted. (See report.) 

An address, subject "Our Educational Needs and Work" 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 17 

was treated in a very scholarly manner by W. G. Johnston. 

The Committee on Examination and Ordination made a 
report which was adopted. 

The Committee on Evangelizing then presented their re- 
port, which with an amendment was adopted. (See report 
and amendment.) 

On motion, Butler's Creek, and Bethany, Edgecombe 
county, were added to the list of mission points mentioned 
in the Evangelizing Report. 

A motion to enter Greenville and Butler's Creek on the 
roll of churches was adopted. 

Dr. H. D. Harper presented the following : 

Resolved, That the sincere thanks of this Convention be extended to 
the citizens of Ay den and community for the splendid entertainment 
they have given us. Also to the Kail roads for reduced rates to the Con- 
vention. 

The resolution was adopted. 

The Committee on Special Program reported services in 
the evening as follows : 

College Chapel— W. G. Walters. 
Baptist Seminary — J. L. Burns. 
Missionary Baptist Church— D. E. Motley. 

The Committee on Nominations next made their report, 
which when amended was adopted. (See report as amended.) 

D. E. Motley and A. J. Moye made contributions towards 
defraying the President's expenses in attending State Board 
meetings. 

A vote of thanks was extended to the Watch Tower, its 
editor, stockholders and managing board for the publication 
of all the work of the church. 

On motion, a vote of sincere thanks was tendered the old 
Board for the noble, efficient, Christ-like spirit and economy 
it has manifested in directing the State work during the 
past year. 

Thanks were tendered by the Convention to its officers 
for the Christ-like spirit and wisdom with which they pre- 
sided over and conducted the business of the Convention. 

A motion that the Convention adopt the Watch Tower as 
its State paper and heartily recommend it to the brother- 
hood throughout the State was made and adopted. 

After singing hymn 640, the meeting adjourned. 

Benediction by J. J. Harper. 



18 MINUTES OF THE 

EVENING SESSION. 

Convention re-assembled at 7.30 o'clock. Devotional 
exercises led by S. G. Sutton. Sermon, "Walking With 
God," by W. G. Walters. 

After singing hymn 733, the President announced the 
final business session then opened. 

A motion was made that Mrs. B, H. Melton be instructed 
to transcribe the minutes of Convention and prepare them 
for the press; and that for her services she be paid ten 
dollars. Adopted. 

The work at Bell Haven, represented by Mr. Voliva, was 
presented by W. R. Williams and a collection taken for 
this work, amounting to $6.50. 

Resolutions of appreciation of Mrs. S. R. Dixon's services 
were presented. (See minutes of C. W. B. M. session.) 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet at Kinston 
October, 1901. 

Hymn 841, "God Be With You" was sung and the bene- 
tion pronounced by J. J. Harper. 

Mrs. B. H. Melton, 
Recording Secretary, 



OB5TUARY OF ELDER M. T. MOVE. 



[From the Watch Tower]. 

There are occasions in life which, like milestones on the highway, 
make us pause to measure the distance we have traveled, and to es- 
timate what may be before us. Death rebukes prejudices and ap- 
peals to the tenderest sensibilities of our nature, and brings to the 
front the golden grains of justice, love and truth. We are so con- 
stituted that we see advantages and opportunities in a clearer light 
when they have fled and are out of reach. 

Moses Tyson Moye, the subject of this small tribute, was a son of 
Alfred and Orpha Moye, and was born in Pitt county, N. C, in 
October, 1827, and died in Wilson, N. C, October 1st, 1900, hence 
was about 73 years of age at the time of his death. He grew up in 
that county, on the farm, was familiar with the details of farm life, 
and for many years was interested in that vocation. He was edu- 
cated chiefly at Bethany college, West, Va., where he was graduated 
just prior to the civil war, and about which time he was or- 
dained to the work of the Christian ministry. He loved this high 
calling and follov^ed it, often in connection with secular business, 
to the end of life. He was many years pastor of the churches at 
Farmville and Corinth, Pitt county, Bethany, Edgecombe county, 
and other places, and his last public services were in a meeting at 
the last named place, only a few weeks before his death. In fact, he 
returned home from this meeting sick, and was not well any more. 
He had been feeble the last few years, and it was noticed by his 
friends that he was fast growing more so, and since the death of his 
wife, which occurred little more than a year ago, he had not seemed 
to have a strong hold on life; and his thoughts and feelings and 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 19 

interests seemed to be more on the other side of the river than on 
this. His wife was Miss Penelope Whitehead of Pitt county, to 
whom he was married just before the civil war. He had been a 
consistent member of the church from his youth up. 

Bro. Moye was intellectual and cultured above the ordinary, and 
his sermons and articles for the public prints gave ample evidence 
of this. He seemed to be fond of writing for the press, and was at 
one time editor of the Watch Tower. In secular matters, he was a 
druggist by profession, and did a great deal of work of this kind, 
either as proprietor or as salesman, and was considered well equip- 
ped for that business. 

He had served with the writer for two years as a member of the 
Official Board of the Convention, in the capacity of Recording Sec- 
retary, and occupied that position at the time of his death. 

He was independent in judgment and thought for himself, was 
sometimes original in his conclusions, and had the courage of his 
convictions. He was not sufficiently patronizing and conciliatory 
to be popular with every one, but however much others might differ 
from him in their views, no one seemed to question his sincerity. 
He had a high sense of honor, strong faith in God, deep spirituality, 
great fervenc5 r of feeling, and was gifted in prayer. He thoroughly 
understood the plea made by the Disciples and was thoroughly 
committed to it, and had little patience with compromises. He read- 
ily accorded to others sincerity and the right to think for themselves, 
and often worshipped with them, and was always respectful. I could 
not say just as the apothegm gives it that he was "generous to a 
fault," but that he was just, then generous, according to his esti- 
mate of each circumstance. 

It is not necessary to invade the privacy of his home life for addi- 
tional evidence of his worth, further than to say that as husband, 
father and friend he was thoughtful, loving, tender and true. He 
leaves one son, four daughters, and many other near relatives and 
friends, who will miss him and sincerely mourn his death. 

I visited him one week prior to his death, and found him suffering 
in body, but bright in faith and hope, and -anxious to depart and 
be with Christ. And when I rose to leave, he requested me to return 
when notified and conduct his funeral service. And one week later 
I was summoned by telegram, and went and complied with his last 
request. 

Bro. Moye has passed from our midst full of years, with the period 
of life beautifully rounded up, and has been gathered like a shock 
of corn fully ripe that cometh in its season. His aspirations were 
for the good of the cause of Christ, his ambition was honorable, his 
success was excellent, his record was free from the least tarnish, and 
his good name will be enduring. I knew him well, I loved him 
much, I cherish his memory, and with unaffected sorrow I would 
place this little leaflet amid the garlands upon his grave. 

J. J. HARPER. 
October 10th, 1900. 



REPORT OF STATE BOARD. 

By Corresponding Secretary. 

We bring you to-day the annual report of your Board of Managers 
for the Convention year just closing. This year has been one of 
marked success with the brotherhood generally. Never in the his- 
tory of our people have the reports from our various Missionary So- 
cieties been so full of hope and encouragement. What part have 



20 • MINUTES OF THE 

the Disciples of North Carolina had in this great work? Here are 
the facts: 

The churches of North Carolina have given 

For Foreign Missions — Churches $ 443 28 

Sunday Schools 317 31 

Total $ 760 59 

For Ceneral Home Missions $ 181 44 

For Church Extension 57 06 

For Christian Woman's Board of Missions 561 42 

For Union Meeting Fun. 460 00 

For Little Builders 363 56 

For Local Expenses, about . . 12,000 00 

For State Missions (To Oct. 27th) 931 68 



Grand Total . . .$ 15,325 75 

MISSIONARY WORK. 

The work at Pollocksville, under the leadership of I. W. Roggers, 
has been helped in a small way. Bro. Roggers has given the church 
at that place one fourth time. The debt on the church house has 
been paid during the year. The Jones and Onslow Union has nobly 
stood by this work for several years and we hope our Pollocksville 
brethren are now able to stand alone. Their house of worship is 
worth $800. 

Bro. M. S. Spear, under the d irection of our Board, has given 
the most of his time to the work at Plymouth. This has been the 
Mission of the Roanoke Union for some time. The church debt has 
been reduced and Bro. Spear says: The church at Plymouth is 
in a splendid condition and the outlook is more hopeful than ever." 

Bro. S. G. Sutton has been supported for one fourth time at Gib- 
sonville and Union Chapel in Alamance County. The seen results 
have not been great, but the Gospel has been faithfully preached 
and the harvest is sure. 

Perhaps the greatest work of the year has been done by our State 
Evangelist. Daniel E. Motley. He has helped a large number of 
our weak and discouraged churches to new life and activity. A 
large majority of the churches in the State have had his help this 
year. Wherever he has gone he has made friends for State Mis- 
sions and has given the people larger visions of Christ and a better 
conception of what it means to be a Christian. Perhaps the climax 
of his years work has been reached in Asheville where, for four 
months, he has been engaged in unifying the congregation and lead- 
ing them to a great victory. The new house of worship, which will 
be completed by Christmas, will cost about $6,000 and will be a 
credit to the Disciples in Asheville and an object of pride to our peo- 
ple all over the State. Indications are that the Asheville Church 
will soon be one of the most influential churches in the State. This 
is an illustration of what can be accomplished in the large cities 
by a man thoroughly equipped for the work and who will stay until 
the work is permanent. 

Your Board has practiced the most rigid economy during the year. 
The incidental expenses of the Board, including traveling expenses of 
our President to and from the Board meetings, postage, printing,etc, 
have been exactly $68.80. The money given by the churches has 
gone directly toward preaching the gospel in the destitute parts of 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 21 

the State. Our ministers have acted as financial agents and they 
have, for the most part, done remarkably well. Every member of 
the Board has served, not only without compensation, but cheer- 
fully as unto the Lord. It has been our pleasure to be your servants. 
Our business dealings with our State Evangelist as well as with our 
Missionary pastors has been of the most pleasant nature. During 
the year, one of our number, Bro. M. T. Moye, has been called to his 
heavenly reward. "He was a good man, full of faith and the Holy 
Spirit." With hearts filled with gratitude for the blessings of God 
during this Convention year and trusting that the work of the New 
Year may be the very best in our history, this report is respectfully 
submitted. B. H. MELTON, 

Corresponding Secretary. 



REPORTS O^ COMMITTEES. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELIZATION. 

We, your Committee on Evangelization, submit the following 
report: * 

(1) We most heartily endorse the action of the Convention in re- 
electing D. E. Motley as State Evangelist and recommend that if 
there is a sufficiency of funds remaining after paying the Evangelist 
that the Board assist the following Mission points as follows: (See 
Amendment following report). 

1st. That $15.00 be appropriated to Grimesland. 

2nd. That the State Board assist the Scuppernong Church in 
getting a loan from the Church Extension Board to liquidate the 
debt on building; and further that Plymouth, Scuppernong, and 
Roanoke chapel be grouped and $250.00 be allowed them on preach- 
er's salary, provided these churches raise $250.00 for same. 

3rd. That $50.00 be appropriated to Union Chapel, Alamance 
Co., on preacher's salary on the condition that the preacher be 
satisfactory to State Board. 

4th. That $200.00 be contributed to Greenville church on pastor's 
salary. 

(2) We, your Committee, in order to raise the above appropria- 
tions and other expenses for State Work, recommend to the Con- 
vention that each delegate representing a church or churches be 
appointed as a committee to apportion his respective congregation. 
All those not thus apportioned will be apportioned by Board as here- 
tofore. 

» D. H. PETREE, 

S. G. SUTTON, 
W. G. WALTERS, 
P. S. SWAIN, 
T. J. BASNIGHT, 
G. H. WATERS, 
J. A. MIZZELL, 

AMENDMENT TO REPORT ON EVANGELIZING. 

That tne Mission points mentioned in the Report be recommended 
to the favorable consideration of the Board and that the matter 
of making appropriations to the various Mission points be left with 
the State Board. 



22 MINUTES OF THE 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS. 

We, your Committee on Nomination of Officers for the ensuing 
year, beg leave to nominate for the several offices as follows: 

President — J. J. Harper. 

Vice-President— Joseph Kinsey. 

Recording Secretary — D. W. Arnold. 

Corresponding Secretary — B. H. Melton. 

Treasurer — Geo. W. Hackney. Respectfully submitted, 

J. R. TINGLE, 
W. J. CRUMPLER, 
D. W. DAVIS, 



REPORT OP COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION AND ORDINA- 
TION. 
Your Committee on Examination and Ordination submit the fol- 
lowing report: 

J. P. Sumrell, D. W. Arnold, and J. W. Tyndall have been ordained 
by order of the State Board; and W. F. Smith has been ordained 
by his home congregation. 

We therefore recommend that they be enrolled on the list of 
preachers. C. W. HOWARD, 

J. R. TINGLE, 
D. E. MOTLEY, 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

The Auditing Committee beg leave to report: 

That they have examined the books and vouchers of the Corres- 
ponding Secretary and Treasurer and find them correct, and all 
monies that have gone into their hands, properly accounted for. 

E. A. MOYE, 
J. R. SMITH, 
L. J. CHAPMAN, 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee on Temperance beg leave to report the following: 

Believing as we do that no nation, or political compact can be 
strong unless it is first righteous, and, 

Whereas, the Prohibition party is the only party which presents 
a distinctly moral issue before the country, in that its platform 
pledges the absolute destruction of the liquor traffic, which is the 
greatest iniquity in the land, therefore — 

1st. Resolved, that we as christian men and women commend to 
the favor of the brother-hood this righteous issue to the end that 
this great evil may be taken from the sanction and protection of the 
law and placed under its ban. 

2nd. Resolved, further, that we do all in our power to promote 
total abstinence on the part of all men, especially those of the house- 
hold of faith, by urging a more rigid discipline on the part of the 
Churches, of parties who manufacture, sell, drink, or rent their 
property for the sale of intoxicating beverages; and that no preacher 
who drinks intoxicants as a beverage should be recognized by the 
Churches as a minister of the Gospel. W. G. WALTERS, 

I. W. ROGERS, 
W. G. JOHNSTON, 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL CHARACTER. 
The Committee on Ministerial Character respectfully report: 
1st. That evidence has been submitted to them showing that Bro. 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 23 

J. H. Johnson of Dobbersville, has been conducting himself in a man- 
ner that is detrimental to the cause and unbecoming in a Christian 
minister and has brought reproach upon the church and the Com- 
mittee is unanimous in the opinion that he should be suspended 
until such time when he shall appear before the Official Board of 
the Convention, or before the next Convention and disprove the 
charges against him, and they so recommend. 

2nd. And in case the charges are not disproved on or before the 
next annual Convention, the Committee recommend that his name be 
dropped from the roll of preachers. 

3rd. They also recommend that until this matter is settled, that 
no church employ said J. H. Johnson. 

4th. They further recommend that the Recording Secretary 
notify said J. H. Johnson and summon him to appear before the 
Board in order that the matter be heard and determined. 
No other business was brought before the Committee. 
Respectfully submitted, 

E. A. MOYE, * 
M. W. HARPER, 
W. J. GRUMBLER, 
N. D. MYERS, 



REPORT OF TREASURER. 

1899—1900. In acc't with N. C. C. M. C. 

Oct. 28.— Bah on hand . $299 71 

Feb. 28 — Rec'd from Corresponding Secretary 174 62 

June 7.— " " " " 220 84 

Aug. 24— " " " " ..137 57 

Oct 15— " " " " 398 65 123139 

Dr. 

Nov. 24— To am't Plymouth 1898 75 00 

Dec. 6— M. T. Move, minutes 10 00 

9— M. S. Spear 30 00 

Jan. 24— D. H. Petree 40 00 

31— M. S Spear 15 00 

Feb. 5— D. E. Motley 70 00 

Mar. 7— D E. Motley 7173 

7— S. G Sutton . . .20 00 

7—1 W. Rogers *12 50 

7— J. J. Harper 16 75 

10— D. H. Petree. 6 48 

April 10— M. S. Spear 30 00 

13— D. E Motley 72 65 

May 7— D. E. Motley 70 00 

June 7— D. E. Motley . . : 70 00 

11— B. H. Melton ....... 30 44 

Aug. 21— M. S. Spear 40 00 

July 20— D E. Motley 70 00 

Aug. 24— D. E. Motley 70 00 

24— D. E. Motley, Expenses 18 47 

Oct. 2— D. E. Motley 70 00 

23— J. J. Harper 5 05 

24— S. G. Sutton 30 00 

M. S. Spear 35 00 

I. W. Rogers 12 50 

B. H. Melton 27 05 

D.E.Motley 70 00 1088 62 

Bal. on hand $ 142 77 

GEORGE HACKNEY, Treasurer. 



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APPENDIX. 



29 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



SCHOOLS. 



SUPERINTENDENTS 



Acre Chapel 

Airy Grove 

Antioch 

Armenia 

Ashevi'Ue 

Athen's Chapel.... 

Avery's Creek 

Ayden 

Bay Creek 

Beaver Dam 

Bethany, Pamlico. 

Bethel 

Bethlehem 

Broad Creek 

Butler's Creek — 

Coinjock 

Corinth 

Dunn 

Eureka 

False Cape 

Grifton 

Haw Branch 

Holly Neck 

Jamesville 

Kala 

Kinston 

Kitt Swamp 

LaGrange 

Middletown 

Mill Creek ., 

Mt. Olive 

Mt. Pleasant 

New Berne 

New Prospect 

Oak Grove, Pitt..., 

Oak Grove 

Old Ford 

Pantego 

Philippi 

Plymouth 

Poplar Chapel — 

Red Oak 

RicMands 

Riverside 

Rose Bay 

Rose Bud 

Rural Hall 

Saint's Delight — 

Salem 

Scranton 

Scuppernong 

Southwest, 

Timothy..- 

Trenton 

Truitt 

Tuckahoe 

Union Chapel 

Warden's Grove. . 

Washington 

Wilson 

Wilson's Mills 

Winston 



W. T. Spruill 

George Rouse 

Geo. W. Freeman. 

H. P. Loftin 

lien J. Read . . . . 
J. F. Latham 



Amos Joyner — 

F. Mayo 

May Conuleton., 

G. W. Brinson... 
B. F. Rountree.. 
T. R. Oullipher. 
H. B. Holton.... 
W. T. Williams. 

E. Overton 

A. J. Moye 

P. T. Massingill. 
J. K. Grantham. 
Miles Carmine... 



W. O. Ellis 

W. B. Brickhouse. 

R.J. Peel 

W. N. Rawls 

H. P. Harper, Sr.. 
Sabra Jackson — 
L. T. Rightsell... . 

J. W. Respass 

G. B, Rose 

A. R. Davenport.. 

J. W. Bryan 

J. J. Land 



POSTOFFICE. 



Monticello. 

Hugo 

Farmville . . 

Kinston 

Asheville . . 
Surry 



Ayden , 

Messic , 

Bunyan — 
Arapaho. . . , 

Grifton 

Hertford... 
Olympia . . . 
Vanceboro. 
Coinjock . . 
Farmville.. 

Dunn 

Starlight... 
Creeds, Va. 



Chocowinity 

Maokey's Ferry. 

Jamesville , 

Creeds, Va 

Kinston 

Ernui.... 

LaGrange 

Middletown 

Newton Grove., 

Leechville 

Greenville 

New Berne 



A. B, Congleton 

Mrs. A. Duley 

W. H. Stancill 

D. A. Windley 

J. W. Spruill 

Mrs. M.S. Spear,... 

J. A. Mizzell 

L. A. C. Nichols.... 

W. C. Jarman 

J. L. Causey ... 

J. B. Porter 

E, R. Voss 

J.W. Wolff 

W. A. Swain 

Allen Johnston 

Samuel Silverthorn. 

T. J. Basnight , 

Jesse Vause 

J. A. Gardner , 

Mrs. J, F. Kinsey... 

R. C. Wavne 

Mana Brown 

G. H. Simmons...... 

R. W. Carravan 

W. J. Crumpler 

Geo, Hackney 

D. O. Uzzle 

S. D. Bugher 



Congleton 

Chip 

Washington 

Pantego 

Cherry 

Plymouth 

Jamesville 

Greenville 

Flox 

Maple Cypress.. 

Rose Bay 

Walnut Cove — 

Rural Hall 

Plymouth 

Quinerly 

Scranton 

Scuppernong — 

Coahoma 

Gardners ville . . . 

Trenton 

New Berne 

Tuckahoe 

Catharine Lake. 

Lowland. 

Washington 

Wilson , 

Wilson's Mills... 
Winston 



Total 375 2604 8 825 94 9 307 50 



$ 15 00 



101 75 



23 14 
14 00 



18 12 
15 00 



30 72 



18 20 



12 00 

72 00 



25 00 

88 56 
5 63 



40 00 
11 15 

5 20 



40 00 



5 20 
19 05 
18 00 



4 00 
15 00 



15 00 
10 00 



26 00 
16 00 



7 20 



5 

102 12 
70 00 
25 00 
40 00 



9 00 
6 00 



27 



10 63 

"i*40 

io'50 



4 50 
40 94 
17 26 



20 00 



27 16 
15 00 
13 00 



1 55 



4 70 



18 19 

"i'66 

Toe 



20 00 
35 00 



12 15 



Note. — No School entered above that did not report this year, 
sent in were very inaccurately m ade out. 



Most of the Reports 



PREACHERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES. 

NAMES. OFFICE COUNTY. STATE. 

Adams, D. H Pungo Beaufort N. C. 

Arnold, D. W Farmville Pitt " 

Ayers, Stanley Williamston Martin " 

Bowen, H. C Belview Ky. 

Brickhouse, W. B Mackey's Ferry, Washington. . .N. C. 

Burns, J. L Goldsboro Wayne p< 

Carver, Isaiah Nashville Nash " 

Cobb, W. H Whitaker's Edgecombe.... " 

Davenport, H. S South Creek Beaufort " 

Davis, C. L Leechville Beaufort " 

Davis, D W . . . . : Washington Beaufort " 

Davis, J. T Ormondsville Greene . " 

Gibble, W. J Bonus Jones " 

Green, Thomas Pantego Beaufort " 

Grubbs, J. T Grifton Pitt " 

Gurganus, H. S Plymouth Washington. . . '* 

Hardison, J. W Jamesville Martin " 

Harper, Dr. H D Kinston Lenoir " 

Harper, J J Smithfield Johnson u 

Hart. A. C Vanceboro Pamlico. " 

Henderson, J. S Coinjock " 

Holton, A. J Olympia Pamlico " 

Holton, I. P Reelsboro Pamlico " 

Holton, J. W Grantsboro Pamlico '• 

Hood, N. B Dunn Harnett " 

Howard, C. W Kinston Lenoir " 

Jackson, W. G Plymouth Washington... " 

Jennett, J. R Beaufort Carteret .... " 

Jones, J. B Lexington Ky. 

^"Johnson, J. H Dobbersville Sampson N. C. 

Johnston, W. G Kinston Lenoir " 

Lassiter, J. R Newton Grove Sampson " 

Latham, Aug Washington Beaufort " 

Lee, C. E Bunyan Beaufort " 

Leighton, Andrew F. .. . Dunn Harnett " 

Massingill, Rich H Dobbersville Sampson " 

Melton, B. H Wilson Wilson " 

Motley, D. E Wilson Wilson " 

Petree, D H LaGrange Lenoir " 

Respass, J. B Washington Beaufort '* 

Rightsell, L. T LaGrange Lenoir M 

Rogers, I. W Trenton Jones ' ' 

Smith, W. F Middletown Hyde " 

Spear, M. S New Bern Craven . . " 

Spruill, J. A Plymouth Washington. . . '* 

Sumrell, J. F Harbinger Currituck " 

Sumrell, S. W Grifton Pitt " 

Swain, C. H Roper Washington ... " 

Swain, P. S Plymouth Washington... ** 

Tingle, J. R Ayden Pitt " 

Tyndall, J. S LaGrange Lenoir " 

Tyson. Geo. T Leechville Beaufort " 

Waters, J. D Washington Beaufort " 

Whitlev, Thos. W Bath Beaufort " 

Winfield, W. Bath Beaufort im 

*See Report of Committee on Ministerial Character. 



OF THE 

N. K, Christian Missionary KonYention, 



Article I. This organization shall be called the North Carolina 
Christian Missionary Convention. 

Article II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the 
spread of the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appro- 
priate funds for other fields. 

Article III. Its membership shall consist of members of the 
church of Christ, who have been sent by their respective churches, 
or by an association of churches, as delegates to its Annual Con- 
vention. 

Article IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two 
delegates. All Evangelists whose names appear on the list of 
preachers of this Convention are members by virtue of their office. 

Article V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President 
Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer, who 
shall be elected annually, and hold their respective offices until their 
successors shall be elected. 

Article VI. Each congregation belonging to this Convention may 
adopt such method of supplying itself with regular preaching as it 
may deem most practicable; provided, however, if any church or 
congregation shall call to its ministry a man of unworthy character, 
or take any action that would injure the cause or hinder progress, 
then such church shall be adjudged disorderly. 

Article VII. The officers of the Convention, shall constitute a 
Board of Managers whose duty it shall be to carry into execution 
the work of the Convention. They shall meet on call of the Presi- 
dent, and during the interval between the annual meetings, fill all 
vacancies in their own body, employ Evangelists and agents, and 
direct them in their field of labor. They shall keep a full record 
of their proceedings, and make report through the Corresponding 
Secretary at the annual Convention, making such recommenda- 
tions as they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall consti- 
tute a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Article VIII. The President, Vice-President, and Recording Sec- 
retary, shall perform the duties usually belonging to such offices at 
the annual Convention. The Corresponding Secretary shall col- 
lect all funds and pay them to the Treasurer, keeping an account 
of the same. He may also be employed as General Evangelist, and 
shall account for all sums paid him for services. The Treasurer 
shall receive from the Corresponding Secretary all funds, pay them 
out on order of the Clerk of the Board, keep an accurate account of 
the same, and make report at the annual Convention. 

Article IX. The Annual Convention may annually contribute a 
percentage of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the 
General Christian Missionary Convention, such per cent to be de- 
termined by the Convention. 

Article X. This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday after 
the 4th Lord's Day in October, at such place as may have been de- 



32 APPENDIX. 

termined by the last annual Convention. In case the Convention 
shall have failed to appoint a place, the Board shall elect the place 
of meeting. 

Article XL This Constitution may be amended by a vote of 
two-thirds of the members present at any regular meeting of the 
Convention; provided such amendment shall have first been recom- 
mended by the Board, or a year's notice shall have been given. 

Article XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, 
to be known as Union Meeting Districts, and each district may choose 
its own method of works, and may contribute its collections for 
missionary purposes, or any part thereof, to the Treasury of the 
annual Convention. 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Article XIII. All who contemplate entering the ministry, and be- 
coming members of the N. C. C. M. Convention, shall be exam- 
ined by a committee of three on examination for ordination, ap- 
pointed by the President of the Convention, and duly ordained by 
said Convention. But the Board of Managers may examine and 
ordain such applicants or appoint a committee to do so when the 
Convention is not in session. 

Article XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any organiza- 
tion, taking part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall be 
subject to the authority of the Convention, and any congregation 
or individual member who will not submit to the authority of the 
Convention shall be considered disorderly. 

BY-LAWS. • 

No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of the Convention 
as regards devising ways and means for the spread of the Gospel, 
ministers, individual members, and congregations shall be required 
to answer to the Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a churcn, minister, or individual member, 
contrary to the deliberations of the Convention, shall be considered 
disorderly. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a committee 
of three shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minister, 
or individual member, and three others, chosen by the Board or 
President of the Convention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be provided with 
credentials by the Convention, and shall not ask congregations to 
accept them without such credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp with it all 
proceedings and actions of an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty of insubordination shall be suspension from 
the Convention; but all possible moderation shall be used in deciding 
questions of insubordination. 




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HELD WITH THE- 



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MBER 2nd, 1901. 



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OCTOBER 29th— NOVEMBER 2nd, 1901. 



FIFTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL SESSION. 



wilson. n. c; 

P. D. COLD & SONS, 

1901. 






ChMai loin's Boara of Missions 



OFFICERS. 

Members of the C. W. B. M State Board 

Mrs. Clara Grainger, Kinston President 

Mrs. S. R Dixon, Dixonville Vice-President 

Miss Rosa Loftin, Kinston Treasurer 

Mrs. W G, Johnston, Kinston Corresponding Sec 

Mrs. R. F. Hill, Kinston .Recording Sec 

Miss Alice Hines, Wilson Supt. Children's Work 



ADVISORY BOARD. 

Mrs. W. D. LaRoque Kinston 

Mrs. M. E. Moseley Kinston 

Mrs. Helen Kennedy Kinston 

Mrs N. J. Rouse Kinston 

Mrs. J. F. Taylor Kinston 



Send Quarterly Reports to Mrs. W. G. Johnston, Kins- 
ton, N. C. 

Send money for State Work to Miss Rosa Loftin, 
Kinston, N. C. 

Send Monthly Dues to Mrs Helen E Moses, 152 E. 
Market St., Indianapolis, Ind. 



MINUTES OF THE C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 



The Twenty-ninth Annual Convention of the Chris- 
tian Woman's Board of Missions of North Carolina 
was held in the Christian Church, Kinston, N. C, Oc- 
tober 29, 1901. 

At 9 o'clock the first regular session of the Conven- 
tion was called to order by the President, Mrs. Clara 
Grainger. 

The devotional exercises consisted of a song by the 
choir, scripture reading from the 67th Psalm by the 
President, followed with a prayer by Mrs. Farrar, of 
Danville, Ya. 

Mrs. J. T. Medyette, in behalf of the Auxiliary of 
Kinston, with the greatest enthusiasm extended a 
most cordial and loving welcome to the Convention, 
which was followed with a hearty response by Miss 
Fannie Dixon. 

The announcement of committees was as follows : 

COMMITTEE ON FUTURE WORK. 

Mrs. W. G. JohnstoD, Mrs. J. W. Grumpier, Mr?. 8. R. Dixon, 
Mrs M. S.Bpear, Mrs. Heber Coward, Mrs. W, D. LaRcque, Mrs. 
Orpha Hackney. 

AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

Mrs. S. H. Draughn. 

COMMITTEE ON YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORK. 

Mrs. Helen Kennedy, Mrs. J. P. Taylor, Mrs, J. ] . Rogers, Mrs, 

C. W. Howard, Mrs. John Bell, Mrs. Lucy Latham, Mrs. Ed. 

Isler. 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATION. 
Mrs. J R. Tingle, Presidents and Secretaries of each Auxiliary. 

COMMITTEE ON LITERATURE. 
Mrs. Geo. L. Hodges, Mrs. J L Murphy, Mrs. C W. Harper, 
Mrs. M. E. Moseley, Mrs. D. W. Arnold, Mrs Leggett, Misb Rosa- 
Lof+-on, Miss Melissa May. 

COMMITTEE ON ENROLLMENT. 
Mrs. R. F. Hill, Miss May Faircloth, Miss Jennie Berwick, 
Miss Kathleen Kilpatrick. 

The President, Mrs. Grainger, then delivered her 
annual address, with that gentle, loving sincerity 
which is peculiarly her own. 

Song—" Let the Savior In.'" 

Report of Young People's Work. 

Mrs. W. D. LaRoque read a paper on Children's 
Work, which greatly impressed mothers of their duty 



MINUTES OF THE 



to their children. This was further advanced by Mrs. 
Farrar in a short talk on their special duty on the 
Lord's Day. 

Song — " Sing Unto the Lord." 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The afternoon session opened with devotional exer- 
cises conducted by Mrs. Farrar. 

In the absence of both Secretary and Treasurer 
Miss Alice Hines read their reports. 

REPORT OF COR. SEC. OF C. W. B. M. FOR YEAR 1900 1901 

This is our time of reckoning. It is not a reckoning with each 
other but a reckoning with our Father, a time when we as trusted 
servants render a statement to Him of the use we have made of 
the talent3 he has entrusted to us during the past year. Do we 
come wish excuses saying, ''Lo, there thou hast that is thine?" 
Let our answer be threefold First, each of us must make it a 
personal question and answer for self; second, the spiritual 
growth of our women, their missionary intelligence and interest 
will speak for themselves; third, the facts and figures on the re- 
port cards tell their story. 

During the first quarter Airy Grove and Grifton were reported 
as disbanded. Bethel was not disbanded but did not have regular 
meetings. However no report has been made from there this 
year. Hookerton does not hold its monthly meetings, but a re- 
port for the second quarter only showed a membership of 9; 
Tidings taken 2; General Fund .60, and State Fund $1.20. 

In March Asheville asked to be enrolled, and has sent reports 
regularly. At the Jones-Onslow union in June Mrs. Helen Ken- 
nedy and Miss Rosa Loftin organized an Auxiliary at Trenton 
with a membership of 10. They reported a contribution to the 
General Fund of $2 00. The others have reported with some 
regularity. 










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Armenia 


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$ 9 45 


$ 5 00 


$ 5 00 


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15 95 


10 00 


10 00 


75 


5 40 


Asheville 


13 


2 


8 80 


1 40 








Farmville 


9 


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7 20 


i4 40 


5 00 




i 66 


Greenville 


8 


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7 75 
20 00 

19 90 


10 00 






36 
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34 85 

5 90 

20 20 


20 00 
20 00 





17 55 


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Washington 


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Wheat Swamp 


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36 


30 40 
16 95 


16 7 5 
4 00 


20 00 
8 00 


6 00 

7 30 




Kinston 




Total 


164 33 


100 4O 




14 O5 28 95 



C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 

Total sum from auxiliaries $3 7 73 

■ 4 " " Mission Bands 212 32 

Grand Total . . . , $520 05 

Total number of organizations 14 

These figures do not correspond with those appearing in the 
annual report of the National Board. It gives number of auxi i- 
aries 20, membership 200, Auxiliaries disbanded 1, Auxiliaries 
organized i, Tidings taken 68, Contributions $383 59. The report 
cards did not show this and the report made you to-day is taken 
from them. 

Your board has not deemed it wise to employ an organizer 
during the past year, but has been endeavoring to establish dis- 
trict work, by means of which system we ourselves can do at least 
a part of the work of an organizer. 

Let us all praise God for his guidance this past year, pray him 
to bless the humble service rendered and give us renewed 
strength and love for His work another year. 

Mrs. B. H. Melton, Cor. Sec. 

Oct. 28th, 1901, Wilson, N. C. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

RECEIPTS. 

From Kinston Auxiliary ...$ 20 00 

Grom Washington Auxiliary . J9^90 

From W ilson Auxiliary 16 75 

From Farmville Auxiliary... 14 40 

From Armenia Auxiliary , , 10 00 

From Greenville Auxiliary...... 7 75 

From Ayden Auxiliary 5 00 

From Winston Auxiliary 4 00 

From Asheville Auxiliary 140 

From Hookerion Auxiliary 1 20 



Total amount received from State Auxiliaries ...... $100 40 

Amount received from National Board 375 00 

Amount received Treasury at beginning of year 25 00 



Total amount for year $500 40 

DISBURSEMENTS. 

November 7— To Mr. Walters $50 00 

Noyember —Mrs. Edmundson 60 

December 3— Mr. Melton 16 25 

January 25— Mr. Smith 50 00 

Jannary 25— Mr. Walters 25 00 

January 25— Miss Hines 2 00 

January 25— Mrs. Melton 2 00 

April 29— Dr. Motley 50 00 

April 29— Mi, Walters 25 00 

April 29— Miss Hines 2 00 

April 29— Mrs. Melton 2 00 

April 29— Mrs. Melton 60 

June 28— Nash Bros 6^50 

October— Mr. Vi alters 50*00 

October— Mr. Motley 100 00 

October 28— Mrs. Melton 3 40 

October 28— Miss Hines 4 cO 



Total amount .$389 25 

Amount in treasury this October 2, 1901 $111 15 









*3 MINUTES OF THE 

Reports and greetings from different Auxiliaries. 
The committee on Future Work submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was heartily endorsed: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FUTURE WORK. 

In view of the fact that the C, W. B. M. work has passed its 
majority ia North Carolina and because of the little it has ac- 
compMshed, might still be termed a babe, two grave facts con- 
front us: There is either some spiritual deformity or it has not 
taken advantage of its opportunities. The National Work has 
grown beyond our brightest anticipations, other States have 
kept pace and we most no longer lag, or we shall prove unfaith- 
ful to our trust and unprofitable servants to bur Father in 
Heaven. 

Therefore, with an almost overwhelming sense of responsibili- 
ty lest the coming year be unfruitful, your Committee on Plans 
for future work, beg leave to submit to your prayerful considera- 
tion the following recommendations: 

First, That in all of our work our board shall co-operate with 
the National Board and with the State Boaid of our brethren. 

Second, That a strong, earnest effort be made by the sisters at 
a special meetiag held within the time of this convention, to di- 
vide the State into districts with a competent zealous manager in 
each distrfct, said manager to be chosen by the delegates repre- 
senting each district. We further recommend that each man- 
ager thus chosen shall be empowered to subdivide the district 
work, and elect officers with her own discretion 

Third, That each auxiliary in the State be made to realize, by 
i s own President, the absolute necessity for greater, broader and 
higher knowledge of the work, and that in order to obtain that 
knowledge the members must read the Missionary Tidings. 

Fourth, That, since the lack of interest in our auxiliaries is 
unquestionably due to a lack of information, we recommend 
that our President appoint a Leaflet Committee, composed of 
three of the best informed, and aturest in judgment, of the sis- 
ters in the ^tate, whose duty it shall be to order from the Na- 
tional Bo ird, and keep for sale the different leaflets and Mis- 
sionary Helps kept by the National Board. We further recom- 
mend that the first order for supplies be paid for out of the fund 
now ia the treasury, and that the President of each district in the 
State, order from our committee at the expense ot said auxiliary. 
We recommend further that in order that missionary literature 
shall be distributed in each auxiliary in the State for the com- 
ing year, that those unable to buy it, shall be supplied at the ex- 
pense of the Board. 

Fifth, Tha< the expenses of the District Managers and of our 
President, incurred by engaging in the work, be paid by the 
Board 

Sixth, That since no department of Missionary effort is more 
worthy of careful thought, plan and help than the organizing 
department, and. since to foster it, means to strengthen and en- 
large all our missionary enterprises, that we have for the com- 
ing year for at least six months, an efficient organizer— one who 
can, in a sweet Christ-spirit, imoari to the old and young alike a 
definite knowledge of world-wide missions, as well as of our 
own missionary endeavors — one who having a proper discern- 
ment in the election of officers for each individual auxiliary shall 
be an organizer in deed as well as name. 

Seventh, That in order to recompense an organizer, each aux- 



0. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 7 

iliary in the State be apportioned to the extent of ita ability, and 
that individual members, who feel that the means (£od has en- 
trusted to them is sufficiently dedicated to his service, to do so 
shall pay the small sum of five cents each month, in addition to 
the regular monthly offering. 

Eighth, We recommend that the districts which are weakest 
in the knowledge of our missionary work may receive sufficient 
help from the State Board in their organizing work to material- 
ly strengthen the cause, and develop the resources of the church 
for Christ. 

Ninth, We recommend that the church at Winston receive the 
help absolutely necessary to sustain the work from loss, provided 
a conscientious, prayerful brotherhood at that place deems it 
just, but we recommend that the appropriation be made on the 
descending scale. 

Tenth, We recommend that the National Board be asked to 
continue its appropriation to the church in Asheville, believing 
that it will prove to those people only a stimulus and not a prop 
to lean upon 

Eleventh, We recommend, that in order ttat better, more ef- 
fective work be done during the coming year than we haye 
hitherto been able to accomplish, that we sisters assembled here 
to-day, try to realize what it will cost to succeed; that it means 
crucifying self and abhorring selfishness, Tnat we must have 
more interest in our Father's work, and less in our own, 

With the prayer that we may be called to higher, nobler use- 
fulness, w T e submit these recommendations in the name of Jesus. 

Mrs. W. G Johnston, 
Mrs. M. S. Spear, 
< Mrs. H. L. Coward, 

Mrs. W D. LaRoque. 

The Nominating committee then gave their report, 
which was adopted. 

For President — Mrs. Clara Grainger. 

For Vice-President — Mrs. IS. R. Dixon. 

For Treasurer — Miss Rosa Lofton. 

For Corresponding Secretary— Mrs. W. G. Johnston. 

For Recording Secretary— Mrs. R. F. Hill. 

For Superintendent of Children's Work— Miss Alice 
Hines 

ADVISORY BOARD. 

Mrs. W. D. LaRoque, Mrs. M. E. Moseley, Mrs. Helen 
Kennedy, Mrs. N. J. Rouse, Mrs. J. F. Taylor. 
Song— "Throw Out the Life Line." 
Our IndividualResponsibility— Mrs. M. S. Spear. 
Announcements and benediction. 

EVENING SESSION. 

Long before the time for services the church was 
filled and many were turned away, for there was 
hardly standing room. 

Devotional services led by Mrs. J. R. Tingle and 
prayer by Dr. H. D. Harper. 



8 MINUTES OF THE 

The report on Children's Work was submitted by 
Miss Bessie Braxton as follows: 

REPOR r OF COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN'S WORK. 

We, your committee on Children's Work, recommend the fol- 
lowing: 

1st. That the auxiliaries give more aid and encouragement to 
the Mission Boards, realizing as the child needs the nurturing 
care of the mother, so the Mission Boards need the help and 
sympathy of the auxilaries. 

2nd. That we heartily endorse the suggestions made by the 
Superintendent, and recommend their adoption by the auxiliaries. 
3rd. That we make a greater effort to raise the apportionment 
recommended by the National Board 

4th. That whenever there is an auxiliary organized, the or- 
ganizer be requested to spare no effort to also enlist the children. 
Knowing that they are the workers of the future, more efforts 
should be made to properly train them for this work. Every 
mother should personally lead her child in God's work by plac- 
ing the Junior Builders in their hand and teaching them to love 
its pages as ey^ry q. \y. B. M. worker loves the Tidings, 

Mrs. Jno. Bell, 
Mrs. Fred Taylor, 
Mrs Ed. Isler, 
Mrs Helen Kennedy. 

report of superintendent of children's work. 

The National Y. P. D. of the C. W. B. M. is a recognized fac- 
tor in the missionary effort to bring all nations and people to the 
foot of the Cross. 

Who built, enlarged and remodelled the orphanage? of India, 
Jamaica, Mexico and Porto Rico? Upon whom do the little ones 
of those orphanages depend for the most part, for their training, 
for their food and for their raiment? It is not a faint distant echo 
that answers, but a full chorus of voices that has madj itself 
heard from the home-land to the South-land, to West-land and 
back again, pealing forth the glad tidings that it is the children 
of the land — the children who have enli?ted under King Emanuel 
and thanks to be to the Most High, it is in response to a loving 
call from the lips of the King Himself, given nearly two thousand 
years ago. 

The watchword of these National Volunteers for this year was 
Twenty Thonsand Dollars and Twenty Hundred contributing 
organizations for the Twentieth Century. We know not if the 
goal was reached, the returns for the first three quarters bid fair 
for it, but the National Convention has too recently convened for 
the year's statistics to be at hand. But the fact that confronts 
us at this, our S?ate convention, is that North Carolina did not 
raise the apportionment towards its attainment and the fault lies 
not at the door of the children. Think ye not it is time we arouse 
ourselves — be up and doing— lest another cycle will round and 
find us laggards still? Speed the day O Lord when the parable 
of the talents shall have burned itself into the hearts or men and 
women. 

As one in closest touch with the Y. P. D., knowing the needs 
and working for its success, we would submit the following re- 
quests: First, we would ask the committee on Young People's 
Work to carefully and prayerfully plan for it. We would next 
ask special recognition for it in the District Work. Next, we 



C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 9 

would ask the claims of it placed parallell with the auxiliary- 
work at the hands of a State organizer. Next, we would ask all 
mother auxiliaries to exercise a fostering care over it as the 
young child of the family. Last, but not least, is the appeal to 
parents whom we entreat to manifest more interest in the work 
and in every way possible encourage the children in their efforts. 
As the past is reviewed and the future peered into, we must 
say, as was said in our report a year ago, in many respecte, the 
work has been one of disaopointmeut, but we will not be discour- 
aged. A brighter day is before us. North Carolina is being 
aroused l.o a higher sense of duty toward her young people. As 
additional educational advantages are given to them, a more 
thorough missionary spirit will be disseminated among them. A 
most hopeful sign in the work is the marked improvement in the 
promptness and accuracy with which the cards were filled for this 
year's report. Formerly, we have been humiliated and incom- 
moded at having in tbe main, to gather facN from Junior I?nild- 
ders or any other source that could furnish reliable information, 
but, with pardonable pride we present this one made entirely 
from the cards as received from the local societies, and in sum 
total it is as follows; 

No. of bands 13 

Of which No regularly organized. , 11 

No. discontinued 3 

No. enrolled , 3 

No. of members 323 

No. of conversions 8 

No of Junior Builders taken 58 

No. of orphans supported , 3 

No. of Light Bearers 14 

Amount raised for mif sion work $ 181 40 

Amount raised for other purposes 30 32 

Total sum received $ 21 2 32 

Wilson stands as the banner organize i >n having raised$ 41 10 
Pantego follows very closely with a credit of $40.32. 

On motioif the report was adopted as read. 

Committee on Literature made no report. 

Committee on Enrollment rendered a favorable re- 
port. 

Mrs. Farrar gave a heart-to-heart talk to the moth- 
ers, which was very impressive. 

Rev. A. McLean delighted the large audience with 
a message from the National Convention. 

This session of the Christian Woman's Board of 
Missions closed with a song and thank offering. 

Mrs. R. F. Hill, Rec. Sec. 

Kinston, N. C, Nov. 7, 1901. 



Christian Missionary Convention 



''Beginning at Jerusalem." — Jesus. 



OFFICERS. 



J. J. Harper, Smithfield President 

Joseph Kinsey, Wilson Vice-President 

B. H. Melton, Wilson .Corresponding Secretary 

D. W. Arnold, Farmviile .... ..Recording Secretary 

Geo. Hackney, Wilson Treasurer 



'All money for State Missions should be sent to 
B. H. Melton, Box 105, Wilson, N. C. 



jg^*Regular meeting of tli3 State Board the first 
Tuesday night in each month. 

I 







PROCEEDINGS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA 

CARISTIAN MISSIONARY 

CONVENTION. 



Wednesday Morning, Oct. 30, 1901. 

The N. C. C. M. C. assembled at 9:00 a. m., Pres. 
J. J. Harper presiding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by J "W . Rey- 
nolds 

Bro. S. H. Bright welcomed the delegates and vis- 
itors to the progressiva town of Kinston, and to the 
hearts as weU as the hospitable homes of its people, 
in a short but eloquent address, which was happily 
responded to by J. J Harper, who closed his fitting 
remarks with a request that all take part in the re- 
sponse by singing No. 315, "Showers of Blessing." 
Led by Prof. F. F. Dawson. 

J. J. Harper, President of the Convention, in his 
annual address, treated the timely subject. "The Ten- 
dency of the Times." It was a most scholarly pro - 
duction, and will no doubt result in untold good. He 
said, "The tendency of the times should be watched 
by the ministry. Watch the signs of the times and 
judge the future by the past, that they may have a 
clearer insight in the things which are to come, and 
do more good for our Master " He also said that "this 
is a critical time in the history of our State — in the 
United States — in the world — and that we should not 
be content with what we have accomplished — must be 
ambitious and go forward." He closed with glowing 
encouragement, by saying that the remedy for right- 
ing some of the tendencies of the times is, heart-felt, 
pointed, and the unvarnished word of the living God, 
preached in its purity; that there is a glowing future 
which invites us forward 

After song 304 Bro. D. H Petree spoke on "The 
Great Need of Evangelizing," which was produced 
with worthy commendation It was soul-stirring and 
a great help to our ministers 

After song No 577, Bro McLean, of Cincinnati, 
entertained the Convention on "The Perpetual In- 
crease of Christ's Kingdom," which was well listened 
to and heartily received. 

The Convention adjourned till 2pm Benedic 



12 MINUTES OF THE 

AFTERNOON SESSION. 

At 2 p m. the Convention re-assembled The devo- 
tional exercises were conducted by J D, Waters. 

The following committees were appointed: 

On Ordination and Examination — J. R Tingle, W. 
O. Windfield, N B Hood. 

On Education— D W. Davis, B H Melton,- W. J. 
Crumpler, E A. Move, S L Wallace, Dr H. D. Harper. 

On Temperance— D H Petree, N B Hood, A F. 
Leighton, H. C Jackson, M J Whitley 

Auditing Committee— H E Moseley, N B Hood, K. 
R Tunstall 

Committee on Ways and Means — B H Melton, 
chairman; George Hackney, D G Wilson. E A. Moye, 
W G. Johnson, D. W. Davis, P T. Massingill 

On Nomination— T. W. Phillips, J H. Bell, Col S. 
B Taylor, J J. Rose, J L Burrus 

On Ministerial Standing — E A Moye, J H Ricks, 
Prof R J Peel, Fernando Ward, J S Basnight. 

Symposium on State Missions, conducted by J. J. 
Harper Ten minutes talk by D W Arnold, "Chil- 
dren and Mission." "Reflex Influence upon the 
Church," by J. W. Re} r nolds "Effect of Prayer and 
Missions," by M S Spear. "Five Thousand Dollars 
in 1902," by Prof. Joseph Kinsey Response by Bro. 
McLean 

Treasurer's report showing $1,280 01 plus $142.77 
left from last year— $1,422 78 received; $1,184 64 ex- 
pended, and a balance in the treasury of $238.14, was 
read and adopted 

Reports of Corresponding Secretary presented and 
adopted. The reports were very gratifying from the 
following fields: Asheville, Dr. Motley; Plymouth, 
represented by J W. Reynolds 

MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS 

On motion, the name of the church at head of Pungo 
was changed to "Union Grove " 

Announcement, Song Benediction 



EVENING SESSION 

Convention ro-assembled at 7:30 o'clock, Songs 
Nos. 155 and 729. Prayer by D. W. Arnold, Song No. 
180. 

Dr. D. E. Motley then introduced for the speaker of 
the evening Rev. B. A. Abbott of Baltimore, who in 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 13 

the most beautiful terms delivered his address, "The 
Message of the Age to the flhurch." Song No. 41, 
"From Greenland's Icy Mountains." 

Announcements. Doxology. Benediction by B. L. 
Smith, of Cincinnatti. 



MORNING SESSION. 

Thursday Morning, Oct 31, 1901. 

Devotional exercises were held by J. J Harper Song 
718 After a stirring and heartfelt prayer by Rev. J. 
T. Grubbs, and song No 576, the regular programme 
was taken up 

Reports of committees called for. The Committee 
on Nominations made their report, which was adopt- 
ed (see report). 

W G Johnson then presented the plea of Bro J P. 
Westmoreland in behalf of the Church of Christ at 
Elon College The brethren seemed anxious to give, 
and $21 was contributed on the church debt. Song 
No 284. 

Dr. D. E Motley, our State Evangelist, then deliv- 
ered a most thrilling address on "Our Educational 
Needs." Song No 72. 

The Committee on Education then reported (see re- 
port). The subject was then opened for discussion. 
Discussion was led by Bro W G. Johnson, followed 
by Bro. J T Grubbs, who urged the Christian people 
to lay fast hold on the opportunitv. Then followed 
Bro A. F. Leighton, A J. Move, W R Will ams, Dr. 
D E Motley, Rev. D H. Petree and B. H. Melton The 
question was then called for The vote was taken on 
the adoption of the resolution, and almost unani- 
mously carried 

Bro. Melton extended a pressing invitation from the 
congregation at Wilson to the Convention f^r 1902 

On motion the vote was for Wilson 

Collection was then taken; amount $141.50 

Adjournment Benediction by D. H. Petree. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Convention re-assembled at 2:00 o'clock. Song No 
14 Devotional exercises by S W Sumrell 

Reports called for. Auditing Committee reported 
and adopted (See report ) 

Miscellaneous business was then taken up After 
discussion on some topics it was closed. 



14 MINUTES OF THE 

Report of Committee on Ministerial Standing was 
made and adopted. (See report ) 

Report of Temperance Committee was made and 
on motion, was adopted (See report ) 

Song No 316, after which Brother B L. Smith, of 
Cincinnati, corresponding secretary of the American 
Missionary Society, delivered an interesting address 
on missions 

Announcements. Benediction by S W. Sumrell 



EVENING SESSION. 

Convention re-assembled at 7:30 p. m. Devotional 
exercises by D W Arnold 

Memorial service was held in honor of Miss Bettie 
Coward, daughter of Sister Olivia DardeD, who died 
at the Greensboro Normal, the 28th of October, 1901 
Effectual prayers being offered by brethren B H 
Melton, C W Howard, J D Waters, D. H Petree, 
D E Motley and D. W Davis, after which the con- 
gregation sang "Safe in the arms of Jesus " 

Rev C W. Blan chard was introduced by W G 
Johnson, who expressed his delight at being with the 
disciples assembled, and was responded to by Presi- 
dent J. i . Harper. Then followed the introduction of 
Prof Burras A Jenkins, president of Lexington Uni- 
versity, who held his audience spell-bound in his ad- 
dress: "The Relation between American spirit and 
the Disciples of Christ " 

A vote of thanks was then tendered by the Conven- 
tion to the people at Kinston, viz : 

Resolved, That the thanks of the N C. C M C 
are hereby tendered the people of Kinston for their 
hospitality during this session of the Convention, and 
also to the members of the Baptist church for the 
use of their house of worship 

Resolved. Also that this convention tender its sin- 
cere thanks to the church of Christ at Wilson in sub- 
m ssion to Brother Melton's time being given free as 
corresponding secretary for the past three years. The 
Convention thanks Brother Melton very kindly also 

The Convention was then opened for miscellaneous 
business but nothing was presented. 

On motion the Convention adjourned to meet at 
Wilson, October 1902 

Hymn 316 "God be with you" was sung and the 
benediction pronounced by J J Harper 

D W Arnold, Rec Cor. 



{Report of Committees. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION AND 
ORDINATION. 

We, your Committee on Examination and Ordination, submit 
the following report: 

Brother R. H. Jones having appeared before the committee 
with a letter of recommendation from the church at Yeatsville, 
and having furnished satisfactory evidence of his fitness and 
qualification for the Gospel ministry, we inert fore recommend 
that h i be formally set apart to the ministry at 1:30 o'clock, No- 
vember the first and his name be enrolled on the list of preachers, 

J R. Tingle, 
W, O. Wixfield, 
N. B. Hooel. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS. 

We, your Committee on Nomination of Officers for the ensuing 
year, beg leave to nominate for the several offices as follows: 

President, J. J.Harper; Vice President, Joseph Kinsey; Re- 
cording Secretary, D. W. Arnold, < orresponding Secretary, B. 
H, Melton; Treasurer, George W. Hackney. 
Respectfully submitted, 

T. W. Phillips, 
Col. S. B.Taylor, 
J. H. Bell, 
J. J. Rose. 
J. L. Burns. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL STANDING. 

We, your Committee on Ministerial Standing, beg leave to sub- 
mit the following report: 

That no matter regarding investigation has been brought to 
oui attention, and ask to be discharged. 

E. A. Moye. 
Fernando Ware. 
J, H, Ricks. 
J. T. Basnight, 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

We the undersigned Auditing Committee, beg leave to submit 
the following report: 

We have examined the books of the Treasurer and Corre- 
sponding Secretary of the North Carolina Christian Missionary 
Convention, and found them properly and satisfactorily kept. 
Reipeetfuily submitted, 

H. E. Mosely. 
N. D. Myers. 
K. R Tunstall. 



16 MINUTES OF THE 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

Your Committee on Ten pe ranee begs leave to report the fol- 
lowing: 

Whereas, The liquor business with its attendant evils is the 

greatest home, body, soul and peace destroyer known to us and 

Whereas, Its influence hindeis the church, impedes its way 

and cripples its progress; now therefore be it resolved by this 

committee: — 

Is', That we discourage its manufacture, its sale, and its use, 
ty speaking against it, by voting against it, and praying for the 
utter destruction and extermination from the face of the 
earth. 

2nd, That we encourage the Discipline of every member of the 
church who drinks it, even in a moderate degree, or who rents 
his property to whiskey dealers to ba used in the liquor traffic. 
Respectfully submitted, 

D. H. Petre, 
N. B. Hood, 
A. T. Leighton 
H. C, Jackson, 
M. J. Whitley. 



C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 17 

KEPORT OF TREASURER. 

1900-1901. In acc't with N. C, C. M. C. 

Nov 1— Bal on hand $ 142 77 

5— CashB H Melton 377 26 

i901 

Mar 6— •* " 253 iO 

July 12— " '* 50 00 

Oct 9— *' *• 373 15 

30— " •' 225 50 1 422 78 

1900 Or. 

Nov 6— By D E Motley Nov Sat 7O 00 

6—" '• Expenses 2136 

26— *« Nash Bros printing minutes 32 45 

26 — " Mailing minutes, postage 13 86 

30— * 4 P D Gold for printing 3 75 

30— » Mrs B H Melton, Trans Min 10 00 

30— " .Banett's Printing House 10 00 

Dec 6— *• D E Motley Dec Salary 70 00 

6— " " Jan " 70 90 

10— "JR Smith Uzzle fund 30 00 

31— "DW Arnold, Expenses 5O 

J901 

Tan i2— "DE Motley, " 9 85 

Feb 6— •• Barrett's Printing House 6 25 

Feb 7— " C W Howard 15 00 

7-"JS Tunstall (Greenville) 50 00 

14— "DE Motley, Feb. Salary, Expenses 78 25 

Mar 15— " " Mar. " *« 77 15 

Apr 5- l, JW Reynolds [Plymonth] . . ..'.... 50 00 

9— '* J J Harper, Expenses 8 16 

9— "B H Melton, " i4 75 

May 30— " J S Tunstall, [Creenville] 5O 00 

30— " A F Leighton, [Mill Creek 15 00 

June 6— " J R Smith, Uzzle fund 30 00 

Aug 3— " J W Reynolds [Plymouth] 50 00 

Oct 9— " B H Melton, Expenses 18 60 

9—" J J Harper " 2 50 

9— " D E Motley, Salary 7o 26 

9—" " Expenses 16 98 

9— •• Ira J Cowling 4655 

9— " AFLeighton 15 00 

9— " C W Howard I5 o0 

9— •« D W Davis [Greenville] 

9— " J R Tingle [Grimesland]. 45 00 

9-"JW Reynolds [Plymouth] 66 67 

9— " Daily News, printing 175 1,184 64 

Oct 31— Bal on hand $238 14 

GEORGE HACKNEY, Treasurer. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION. 

We your Committee on Education beg leave to submit the 
following repor t: _„_-. 

"^hereas, The pub'ic-spirited people of the town of Wilson 
have offered to donate to the North Carolina Christian Mission- 
ary Convention, valuable school property upon terms that are 
exceedingly liberal, and whereas, it is the sense of the North 
Carolina Christian Missionary Convention that said offer should 



18 



MINUTES OF THE 







be accepted, and that the Christian church should build up in 
North Carolina, a great institution of learning. 

Therefore, be it resoiyed by the North Carolina Christian Mis- 
sionary Convention, that the Board of Managers of said North 
Carolina Christian Missionary Convention and their successors 
be, and they are hereby appointed the agents of the said North 
Carolina Christian Missionary Convention, and they are hereby 
authorized and directed to accept the proposition of the said peo- 
ple of Wilson, to receive deeds, conveyances, transports of 
stock for said prooerty (the same being known as the Kinsey 
Seminary property) to execute all conveyances, obligations and 
contracts necessary to carry into effect this resolution. 

And the said Board of Managers of the said North Carolina 
Christian Missionary Convention are further empowered and 
directed to appoint four discreet persons who shall act with 
said Board of Managers as trustees of the institution of being 
hereafter organized and established in said property that said 
managers and trustees are directed to take such steps as they 
may deem necessary and expedient to organize, establish and 
conduct a first class institution of learning in the property afore- 
said, the same to be the property of and conducted under aus- 
pices and control of the said North Carolina Christian Mission- 
ary Convention, and they are hereby given full power and au- 
thority to do any and all things necessary to carry into effect the 
full interest and meaning of this resolution. 

fD. W.Davis, 
| B. H. Melton, 
Committee <| W. J. Crumpler, 
| E. A. Moye, 
LDr. H. D. 



Harper, 



REPORT OF THE BOARD. 

BY CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 



Since our convention at Ayden another year has joined 
the silent ages of the past, and we bring you to-day the annual 
report of your Board of Managers for this convention year. We 
must remember that the results of our work are of two kinds, 
seen and unseen. We can only report in the imperfect way, the 
seen results; the unseen results will be seen only in the light of 
eternity. 

Your Board nas tried to carry out the recommendations of the 
Ayden Convention as far ai? it was possible and practical. 

D. E. Motley was retained as State Evangelist and in that 
capacity has done a work which will be far-reachiNg in its re- 
sults. Recognizing the Importance of thoroughly establishing 
the church in one of the leading cities of the State. Your Board 
in response to an urgent appeal from the congregation in A she- 
ville consented for the State Evangelist to give three fourths of 
his time to that work until a competent man could be secured as 
pastor, Brother Motley began his pastoral work in Asheville 
May 1st. It should be remembered that the Asheville church 
assumed responsibility for three fourths of Bro. Motley's salary 
paying for all the time that he gave to that work. Our mission- 
ary effects in Asheyille have been wonderfully blessed. Their 
house of worship has been completed at a cost of $6000, and per- 
manent progress has been made in all departments of the church 
work. The paramount importance of having a strong congre- 
gation in Asheville can't be over estimated. It is the most pop- 
ular summer and winter resort in the South and the most cos. 



0. W. B. M. CONVENTION, 19 

inopolitari city in North Carolina. If no mistake is made, Ashe- 
ville will be the Jerusalem from which the piimitive gospel will 
be sent to the thickly populated regions round about. 

An appropriation of $200 was made to supplement the pastor's 
salary at Greenville. Brother D. W. .Davis has laborered 
faithfully at this place and under his leadership a handsome 
church building has been completed. Greenville has been the 
mission point for theHookerton Union for the last year. 

The work at Plymouth under the pastoral care or brother 
J. W. Reynolds has according to his report, made splendid 
progress this year. With the faithful Lelp of the Roanoke 
Union the church debt has been reduced to about $ . Ply- 
mouth has received help from the Board this vear in the sum 
of $20o. 

Brother J. R- Tingle was sustained for a part of his time by 
the Board at Grimesland and Williamston. The gospel has been 
faithfully preached and the harvest will surely be gathered bye 
and bye. 

The mission church at Butler's was helped in a small way by 
the Board and brother C, W. Howard, the pastor, speaks very 
encouragingly of the work done by the church this year and 
the bright outlook for the future. 

The I?oard helped to sustain brother A. F. JLeighton in the 
Mill Creek Union. No man in the State has worked harder this 
year than brother Leighton, and none but the Father in Heaven 
can properly estimate the results. 

Ira J. Cowling, of Tennessee, was employed three months by 
the Board to do evangelistic work in the mountains of North 
Carolina, His time was spent very profitable, re-organizing 
congregations that have had no preaching for several years. 
That field is white unto the harvest. 

FINANCIAL SHOWING. 

According to a resolution adopted by the Conyention three 
years ago, the report of Corresponding Secretary includes an ac- 
count of all money given by North Carolina for all purposes. 

Your Corresponding Secretary has received and paid to the 

treasurer , $ 1,230 01 

Roanoke Union raised 325 00 

Pamlico " 203 43 

Hookerton " 260 27 

Jones-Onslow " ...... 48 10 

Mill Creek " 70 54 

North East " .... 

Hyde " ......:<....... 



Total ... ., $ 2,136 35 

For General Home Missions 48 10 

Foreign " 76s 82 

11 Church Extension 40 77 

Amount for local work not less than 15,000 00 



$ 17,987 04 
The above does not include the offering from Sunday schools, 
C. W.B. M., Children's bonds and amounts given for general 
benevolence. 

Your Board believes that the Disciples of Christ in North Car- 
olina are growing rapidly in liberality and spirituality, and that 
they have entered the work of the new century with the bright 



20 MINUTES OF THE 

est outlook of their history. 



Box 105, Wilson, N, C. 



Respectfully submitted, 

B. H. Melton, Cor. Sec. 



SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



SCHOOLS. 



Ashevilie 

Albeaaarle 

Athen's Chapel... 

Amitv 

Aydeh « 

Armenia 

Acre Chapel 

Antioch 

Bethany 

Broad Creek 

Bethany 

Bay Creek 

Butler's Creek.... 

Concord 

Dunn 

Edward 

Free Union 

Falsa Cape 

Griitoa 

Green ille 

Galilee 

Haskins' Chapel. 

jamesville 

Kala 

Kinston 

Kitt Swamp 

Lagrange 

Mill Creek 

Middietowo 

Newberne. 

Old Ford 

Poplar Chapel.... 

Plymouth 

Pleasant Union.. 

Pantego 

Red Oak 

Richlands 

Scu^pernong 

South West 

Scranton 

Salem 

Saints' Delight.... 

Timothy 

Trenton 

Tuckahoe 

Union Grove 

Warden Grove ... 

"Winston 

Wi son 

Zion's chayel 



Total 



supkrintend'ts. 



D E Motley 

W W Sawyer 

J F [ atham 

Mr. S R Brinson, 

Amos Toyner 

H P Loftin 

W T tpruii. 

Geo W Freeman. 

G \V Brmson 

H B Hoton 

W R Dixon 

Jordan ^ aravan. 

v Pmlipps 

J W Cary 

WBHuoa 

Miss o L Stilley... 

G CRespass 

WOEwell 

G W Ga-dner 

W R Parker 

RC Wayne 

W J Gibble 

R J Peel 

W fl Baton 

W G Johnston 

M Gaskins 

LTRlghtsell 

JWEotc 

J M Hall 

E Taylor 

W H Stancill 

RB Holiday 

rchur Swain 

G W Westbrook.. 

JH Kicks 

4lrs L C Nichols.. 

w C Jaru an 

T J Basnight 

Bettie Hines 

Joe Bishop 

M C Smith 

C W Swain 

J A Gardner 

Mis Juli-t Kinsey 
Ernest Hoffman. 

W M Davis 

J B Watson 

S D Bugher 

JIT) ouibsou...... 

A K Houghton.... 



POST OFFICE. 



Ashevilie .. 

Bay 

Surry 

Baird's Creek 

Ayden 

Kiust n .... 
Monticeiio. 
Faru ville.. 
Baird's Creek 

Olympia 

Jasper 

Messic 

Vancebor ,-.... 

Florence 

Dunn 

Edwards 

Beckwith 

Creed's 

Grifton 

Greenville 

Newbern 

Bonns 

Jamesville ,... 

breeds, Va 

Kmston , 

Askin 

Lagrange 

Post office 

Middletown... 

Newberne 

Washington . 
James villo... 

Plymouth 

Starlight 

Panted 

Greenville 

Fiox 

Scuppernong 

Coahoma 

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CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 21 

PREACHERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES. 



NAMES OFFICE COUNTX STATE 

Adams, D H Pungo Beaufort, N. C 

Arnold, D W Farmville Pitt, 

Ayers, Stanley Williamston Martin, " 

.Brickhouse, W B Mackey's Ferry. . Washington, " 

Burns, J L Goldsboro Wayne, ** 

Caruer, Isaiah Nashville . Nash, " 

Cobb, WH Whitaker's Edgecombe, 

Davenport, H S J5ath Beaufort, " 

Daqis, C L Leechville " " 

Davis, D W Pante^o 

Davis, J T Ormand8ville Green, " 

Gibble, W J I?onns Jones, " 

Grubbs,JT... Grifton Pitt, 

Green, Thomas Pantego Beaufort, " 

Gurganns, H 8 Plymouth Washington, " 

Hardison, J W Jamesville Martin, " 

Harper, Dr H D Kinston Lenoir, " 

Harper, J J Hmithfield Johnton, * 4 

Hart, A C Vanceboro Pamlico, " 

Hurcherson. J S Coinjock Currituck, •' 

Holton, A J Olvmpia Pamlico, " 

Hood, N B Dunn Harnett, •« 

Howard, C W Kins-ton Lenoir, " 

Jackson, W G Plymouth Washington, •* 

Jennett, J R Beaufort Carteret, 

Jones, B, H* Bayboro Pemlico, " 

Johnson, W G Kinston Lenoir. " 

Lassiter, J R New Groye Sampson, " 

Lee, C E Bunyan Beaufort, " 

Leigh ton, A F Middletown Hyde, *• 

Massingill, R H Dobbersville Sampson, " 

Melton, B H, ^i] SO n Wilson, •• 

Mottley, D E Wilson " •« 

Petree, D H Lagrange Lenoir, " 

Reynolds, J VV Plymouth Washington, •' 

Respass, J B Washington Beanfort, " 

i2ightsell.LT Lagrange Lenoir, w 

Rodgers. I W LaGrange Jones, " 

Spenr.MS New Bern Craven. " 

Spruill, J A Plymouth Washington, u 

Sumrell.JF Harbinger Currituck, •• 

Sumrell, S W Grifton Pitt, ** 

Swain, C H Roper Washington, " 

Tingle, J R Aydan Pitt, 

Tyndall, J S Lagrange Lenoir, *« 

Tyson, G T Leechville Beaufort, 

Waters. J D Washington " ■« 

Whitley, T W Bath 

Windfield, WO Bath 



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CONSTITUTION 

OF THE 

if* C. Christian W/issionary Convention, 



Article I This organization shall be called the North Carolina 
Christian Missionary Contention. 

Article II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for 
the spread of the Gospel m North Carolina, bat may raise and 
appropriate funds for other fields. 

Article III, Its membership shall consist of members of the 
church of Christ, woo have been sent by their respective 
churches. 

Article IV. E^eh co-operating church shall be entitled to two 
delegates. All Evangelists whose names appear on the list of 
preachers of this Convention are members by virtue of their of> 
flee. 

Article V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-Presi- 
dent, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treas- 
urer, who shall be elected annually, and hold their respective 
offices until their successors shall be elected. 

Article VI. Each congregation belonging to this Convent on 
may adopt such method of supplying itself with regular prea ch- 
ing as it may deem most practicable, provided, however, if any 
church or congregation shall cad ?o its ministry a man of un- 
worthy character, or take any action that would injure the cause 
or hinder progress then such church shall be adjudged disorderly. 

Article VII. The officers of the Convention, shall constitute 
a Board of Managers whose duty it shall be to carry into execu- 
tion the work of the Convention. They shall meet on call of 
the President, and during the interval between the annual 
meetfngs, fill all vacancies in their own body, employ Evang- 
elists and agents and direct them in their field of labor. They 
shall keep a full record of their proceedings, and make report 
through the Corresponding Secretary at the annual Convention, 
making such recommendations as they shall deem proper. 
Three of the Board shall constitute a quorum for tne transaction 
of business 

Article VIII. The President, Vice-President and Recording 
Secretary, shall perform the duties usually belonging to such of- 
fices at the annual Convention. The Corresponding Secretary 
shall collect all funds and pay them to the Treasurer, keeping an 
account of the same. He may also be employed as General 
Evangelist, and shall acconntfor all sums paid him for services. 
The Treasurer shall receive from the Corresponding Secretary 
all funds, pay them out on order of the Clerk of the Board, keep 
an accurate account of the same, and make report at the annual 
Convention . 

Article IX. The annual Convention may annually contribute 
a percentage of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of 
the General Missionary Convention, such per cent to be deter- 
mined by the Convention. 

Article X, This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday 
after the 4th Lord's l>ay in October, at such place as may have 
been determined by the last annual Convention. In case the 



APPENDIX 97 

Convention shall have failed to appoint a plac \ the Board shall 
elect the p'ace of meeting. 

Article XT. The Constitution may be amended by a vote of 
two-thirds of the members present at any regular meeting of the 
Convention; provided sueh amendment shall have first been 
recommended by the Board, or a year's notice shall have been 
given. 

Article XII The Convention may divide the State into dis- 
tricts, to be known as Union Meeting Districts, and .each dis- 
trict may choose its own method of works, and may contribute 
its collections for missionary purposes, or any part thereof, to the 
Treasury of the annual Convention, 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Article XIII* All who contemplate entering the ministry, nad 
becoming members of the N. 0. C. M. Convention, shall be ex- 
amined by a committee of three on examination for ordinatioa- 
appointed by the President of the Convention, and duly or, 
dained by said Convention. Bat the Board of Managers may 
examine and ordain such applicants or appoint^ a committee to 
do so when the Convention is not in session. 

Article XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any or- 
ganization taking part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall 
be subject to the authority of the Convention, and any congre- 
gation or individual member who will not submit to the authori- 
ty of the Convention shall be considered disorderly. 

BY-LAWS, 

No. 1, For insubordination to the authority of ."the Conven- 
tion as regard* devising ways and means for the spread of the 
Gospel^ ministers, individual members, and congregations shall 
be required to answer to ihe Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or individual mem- 
ber, contrary to the deliberations of the Convention, *hall be con- 
sidered disorderly. 

No. 3, In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a com uit- 
tee of three shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minis- 
ter, or individual member, and three others, cfaosm bv the Board 
or President of the Convention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be provided 
with oredentials by the Convention, and shall not ask congrega- 
tions to accept them without such credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp with it 
all proceedings and actions of an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty of insubordination shall be suspension 
from the Convention ; but all possible moderat ■ e used 

in deciding questions of insubordination. 



CONTENTS'. 



CHRISTIAN WOMAN'S BOARD OF MISSIONS, 

Officers 2 

Minutes of C. W. B. M. Convention 3 

Report of Corresponding Secretary 4 

Report of Treasurer 5 

Report of Committee on Future Work 6 

Report of Committee on Nominations 7 

Report of Superintendent of Children's Work 8 

N. C. CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 

Members of State Board 10 

Proceedings of Convention... 11 

Report of Committees. - - 15 

Report of Treasurer 17 

Report of State Board - 18 j 

Financial Showing - 19 1 

Sunday School Statistics 20 » 

Preachers and Their Addresses ... _ 11 

Statistical Table 22, 23, 24, 25 

Constitution and By-Laws... 26, 27 




PROCEEDINGS 



01'" THE- 



NORTH CAfiOUIflA 



Gjjrigtian MiggicnEfiJ [JonYenfioij, 



•HELD W.I TV THE 



CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 



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October 29th, 30th, 3 1st, J 902. 



Fifty-Eighth Annual Session. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



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NORTH CAROhlNA 



Gjrigtian Mi^ioDMjj ConVentioq 



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CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 



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WILSON, IV. C, 

October 29th, 30th, 31st, 1902, 



Fifty-Eighth Annual Session. 



PETREE S PRINTING HOUSE, 

LA GRANGE, N. C, 

190.2. 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTIONS. 



BEGINNING AT JERUSALEM."— Jesus. 



OFFICERS. 



E. A. Mo ye, President Greenville. 

J. S. Basnight, Vice-President James City. 

J. D. Waters, Corresponding Secretary Washington. 

S. H. Bright, Recording Secretary Kinston. 

H. E. Moseley, Treasurer Kinston. 



Regular meeting of the State Board the first Thursday night in each month. 



PREACHERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES. 



Arnold, 13. W., Farmville, Pitt county. 
Ambrose, H. H., Bizzle, Nash county. 
Adams, D. H., Pungo, Beaufort county. 
Ayers, Stanley, Williamstou, Martin counts*. 
Brickhouse, W. B., Mackey's Ferry, Wash. Co. 
Burns, J. L., Goldsbororo, Wayne county. 
Carver, Isaiah, Nashville, Nash county. 
Cobb, W. H., Whitakers, Edgecombe county. 
Davenport, H. 8., Bellhaven, Beaufort Co. 
Davis, C. L., Leechville, Beaufort county. 
Davis, D. W., Washington, Beaufort county. 
Davis, J. T., Ormonsville, Greene county. 
Gibble, W. J., Bonus, Jones county. 
Green, Thomas, Pantego, Beaufort county. 
Grubbs, J. T., Fields, Pitt county. 
Gurganus, H. 8., Plymouth, Washington Co. 
Hardison, J. W., Jamesville, Martin county. 
Harper, Dr. H. D., Kinston, Lenoir county. 
Harper, J. J., Smithneld, Johnston county. 
Hart, A. C, Vanceboro, Pamlico county. 
Henderson, J. 8., Coinjock, Currituck Co. 
Holton, A. J., Olympia, Pamlico county. 
Holton, I. P., Reelsboro Pamlico county. 
Holton, J. W,, Grantsboro, Pamlico county. 
Hood, N. B., Dunn, Harnett county. 
Howard, C. W., Kinstbn, Lenoir county. 



Jackson, W. G., Plymouth, Washington Co 
Jenett, J. R., Beaufort, Carteret county. 
Jones, J. B., Wilson, Wilson county. 
Lassiter, J. R., Newton Grove, Sampson Co. 
Lee, C. E., Washington, Beaufort county. 
Leighton, A. F., Wilson, Wilson county. 
Massingill, R. H., Four Oaks, Wilson Co. 
Melton, B. H., Richmond, Va. 
Mizell, J. A., Jamesville, Martin county. 
Petree, D. H., LaGrange, Lenoir county. 
Respass, J. B., Washington, Beaufort Co. 
Rightsell, L. T., LaGrange, Lenoir county. 
Rogers, I. W., Middleton, Hyde county. 
Spear, M. 8., New Bern, Craven county. 
Spruill, J. A., Plymouth, Washington Co. 
Sumrell, J. F., Harbinger, Currituck Co. 
Sumrell, S. W., Grifton, Pitt county. 
Swain, C. H., Roper, Washington county. 
Swain, P. 8., Plymouth, Washington Co. 
Smith, J. R., Cherry, Washington county. 
Tingle, J. R„, Ay den, Pitt county. 
Tyndall, J. W., Wilson, Wilson county. 
Tyson, G. T., Leechville, Beaufort county. 
Waters, J. D., Washington, Beaufort Co. 
Whitley, Thos. W., Bath, Beaufort county. 
Windfield, W. ()., Bath, Beaufort county. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 
MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



FIRST DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Wednesday, October 29, 1902. 

The North Carolina Missionary Convention assembled at 9:00 a 
m., President J. J. Harper presiding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by D. W. Arnold. 

Hon. H. G. Connor welcomed the delegates and visitors to the 
town of Wilson, and the homes and hearts of its people, in a most 
eloquent, scholarly and logical address, which was nobly responded 
to by J. J. Harper, who closed with his hearty thanks to Mr. Con- 
nor for his great speech of welcome. 

Song No. 609, " Stand up for Jesus. " J.. J. Harper, President of 
the Convention, then delivered his annual address, which was 
scholarly and very instructive on the subject, " Work. " Our motto, 
said he, should be "going forward." He then spoke of the "pos- 
sibilities of going forward." First, the favorable condition of the 
times. We are living in an age of liberty and freedom. We have 
higher types of manhood and broader conceptions of the truth and 
of the Christ spirit than ever before, this makes it possible to ad- 
vance. 

Second, the hunger for the pure gospel unmixed with dogmas 
and creeds. The people want the pure Word of the living God and 
will not be satisfied with less. 

Third, increasing intelligence makes it easier to go forward. The 
progress of religion joins momentum with every enlightenment, no- 
thing can stop it. As we grow in intelligence we increase in zeal. 

Fourth, God seems to be leading us. Here lies the most previous 
thought. The patriarchs and great heroes of the past realized that 
God was leading them, and hence their stability, zeal and willing- 
ness to become martyrs. So long as we know that God is leading 
us we need fear no evil. It is necessary to go forward, for the army 
that stays in the trenches gets defeated. 

Mr. Harper's address was followed by a symposium on State Mis- 
sions, led by J. D. Waters, editor of the "Watch Tower." Subject, 
" The Open Door in North Carolina." His address was fine. 

He was followed by Rev. C. W. Howard, of Kinston, who ably 
discussed the subject, " Children and State Missions." Mr. Howard 
was followed by Rev. L. M. Omer, of Asheville, N. G, who, in an 
advisable way spoke on " How to Strengthen Weak Churches." 

Adjournment. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Dr. H. D. Harper, of 
Kinston. The Convention was then opened for miscellaneous bus- 
iness. Most of the afternoon was taken up by addresses from mis- 
sionaries and officers of the Convention. These reports showed that 
great progress has been made by the Disciples of North Carolina 
over last year. These reports were encouraging and filled the whole 
Convention with enthusiasm. Mr. G. W. Muckley, of Kansas City, 
was called for, and with a rehearsal of the happenings at the Nation- 
al Convention at Omaha, held his audience spell-bound for about 
twenty minutes. 

The following committees were appointed : 

On Examination and Ordination — D. H. Petree, J. L. Burns, C. 
W. Howard. 

On auditing — E. A. Moye, J. H. Bell, Fernando Ward. 

On Publication and Literature — Prof. A. J. Barwick, Prof. A. J. 
Manning, J. W. Reynolds. 

On Evangelizing — B. H. Melton, W. J. Crumpler, A. J. Moye, 
Prof. A. J. Barwick, P. S. Swain, S. F. Freeman, Jos. Kinsey, S. W. 
Sumrell, Dr. Cobb. 

On Resolutions — P. S. Swain, Dr H. D. Harper, D. H. Petree. 

On Obituaries — D. W. Arnold, J. L. Burns, P. S. Swain. 

In Interest of aged Ministers — W. J. Crumpler, W. R. Parker, P. 
S. Swain, Fernando Ward, W. H. Stansill. 

On Temperance— C. W. Howard, L. M. Omer, P. S. Swain, W. 
G. Johnson, Mrs. C. A. D. Granger, Mrs. W. J. Crumpler. 

On Nominations— W. W. Farmer, W T . G. Wilson, J. H. Bell, S. 
F. Freeman, Willis R. Williams. 

Treasurer's report was read and adopted. See Report. 

Report of the Corresponding Secretary was read and adopted. 

Miscellaneous business was then taken up. 

On motion, the new church of Disciples of Christ, at Oriental, was 
enrolled. 

On motion, the new church of Disciples of Christ, at Ellsworth, 
was enrolled. 

On motion, the church at Makleyville, Hyde county, having 
ceased to exist, was dropped from the roll. 

Adjournment. 



EVENING SESSION. 
Convention reassembled at 7:30 p. m. Song No. 198; prayer by 
Dr. J. C. Coggins; song No. 41. 

President J. J. Harper then introduced for the speaker of the 



evening, Rev. G. W. Muckley, of Kansas City, who for one hour 
and a half spoke on the importance of Church Extension, which 
was attentively listened to by all present. 

The petitions for the Convention of 1903 were then called for; only 
Greenville, Pitt county, responded. The vote was unanimously in 
favor of Greenville. 

Announcements, song No. 580, benediction. 



SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Thursday, October 30, 1902. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by Prof. G. C. Cole, Atlan- 
tic Christian College; song No. 676. 

After a stirring and heartfelt prayer by Rev. J. L. Burns and 
song 557, the regular work was taken up. 

President J. C. Coggins, Atlantic Christian College, was introduced 
by J. J. Harper, and he delivered a thrilling speech on the " Edu- 
cation of Disciples of North Carolina," which had a telling effect 
on his hearers. 

Reports of Trustees of C. C. and Atlantic Christian Colleges were 
made and adopted. See Reports. 

Address. — " The Spiritual life of the Student," by Professor A. J. 
Manning. 

Report of Nominating Committee was made. See Report. 

Adjournment. 

An interesting program being arranged by the faculty of A. C. 
College, the Convention was highly entertained during the after- 
noon of Thursday, 30, 1902. 



EVENING SESSION. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by J. W. Reynolds; prayer 
by Rev. Mr. Tyre, of the M. E. Church, of Wilson, N. C. Song 592. 

Committee on Temperance made their report, which was adopted. 
See Report. 

Committee on Resolutions made their report, which was adopted. 
See Report. 

Report of Committee on Examination and Ordination read and 
adopted. See Report. 

Rev G. W. Muckley then preached one of his telling sermons 
from 2d Cor. 4:18, which was enjoyed by all present. 

Resolution was offered by L. M. Orner and W. G. Johnson that 
we tender a hearty vote of thanks to Dr. J. C. Coggins, Faculty and 
students of A. C. College for the delightful and instructive reception 



which was given our Convention Thursday evening, October 30, 
1902. 

Resolution was adopted. 

On motion, J. J. Harper was elected Custodian and Librarian of 
literature of the N. C. C. M. Convention. 

Pres. J. C. Coggins then spoke of the phases of A. C. College and 
of the fitness of the Faculty to instill within the youthful mind the 
"Way of Christian Living." 

J. J. Harper, retiring President of State Board of the N. C. C. M. 
Convention, was then introduced as Chancellor for A. C. College, and 
accepted the position in worthy words of praise. 

Announcements and benediction. 



THIRD DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Friday, October 31, 1902. 

Convention met at 9 a. m., devotional exercises were conducted 
by B. H. Melton; song 376, after which brethren, J. A. Mizell and 
H. H. Ambrose were set apart by the ministry by ordination. 

On motion, D. W. Arnold, Recording Secretary for the year 1902, 
was authorized to have 2,500 Minutes of the Wilson Convention 
printed and distribute them among the churches. 

MISCELLANEOUS ' BUSINESS. 

On motion, the matter of taking steps toward building a house of 
worship in Goldsboro, N. C, was referred to the State Board elect. 

A motion was adopted that the Convention set apart one day for 
Sunday-school work at the Greenville Convention in 1903. 

On motion the following resolution was adopted : 

Resolved 1st, That the President appoint a committee of five brothers, who 
shall be called a committee on the aged and needy preachers of the gospel. 

2. That the committee shall organize by electing a Chairman and Secretary, 
and shall meet one or more times during the year, if deemed necessary by the 
Chairman. 

3. The duties of said committee shall be to ascertain and find out the condition 
and necessities of the aged preachers. 

4. That each and every congregation of Disciples of Christ are requested to take 
one or more collections for said purpose, and send the amount to the Financial 
Secretary, who shall forward 25 per cent, of said collection to the "National Board 
of Ministerial Relief" and the balance to be paid out as recommended by the com- 
mittee. 

5. That the pastors of the various churches be requested to preach one or more 
sermons urging the collection. 

6. That the said committee shall report these proceedings to the next Conven- 
tion. 

On motion, the Convention adjourned to meet at Greenville, N. 
C, October, 1903. 

Song, "God be with you," was sung, and the benediction pro- 
nounced by J. J. Harper. D. W. ARNOLD, 

Recording Secretary. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



EEPOET OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 

We, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to report as follows : 
Wheeeas, The liquor business, with its attendant evils, is the greatest home, 
body, soul and peace destroyer known to us; and whereas, its influence hinders 
the church, impedes its way and cripples its progress; now therefore, be it 

Resolved 1st, That we discourage its manufacture, its sale and its use by speak- 
ing against it, by voting against it and praying for its utter destruction and exter- 
mination from the face of the earth. 

2d, That the use of it even in a moderate degree and tne renting of property to 
whiskey dealers to be used in the liquor traffic by members of the church is wrong, 
and we heartily discourage the same. 

3d, That we recommend Sunday School Superintendents and teachers in all our 
Sunday Schools to give more attention and emphasis to the quarterly temperance 
Sunday School lessons. 

4th, That we earnestly recommend to all our congregations that they use only 
"the fruit of the vine," or preserved grape juice in the Lord's Supper. 

5th, That we commend the organization of the Anti-Saloon League to the bro- 
therhood, and recommend that they co-operate with the League in its good work. 

C. W. Howard, 
L. M. Omee, 
P. S. Swain, 
W. Q. Johnston, 
Mes. W. J. Ceumplee, 
Mes. C A. D. Geangee. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION AND ORDINATION. 

We, your committee beg leave to report as follows : That brethren, John A. 
Mizzell, H. H. Ambrose and John R. Smith having appeared before us, and giv- 
ing satisfactory evidence of their devotion to God and usefulness in His service, 
that they be ordained and formally set apart to the ministry of the gospel. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. L. Buens, 

C. W. Howaed, 

D. H. Peteee. 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE. 

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Wheeeas, our Board of Managers have requested that the place of meeting be 
changed to some town more central, and hence that others be chosen to succeed 
them, we beg leave to submit the following report : 

1st, That we comply with their request most reluctantly, and 
2d, That we thank the entire membership of the retiring Board for the faithful- 
ness and diligence and self-denial with which they have, during several years, 
transacted the duties of their responsible office. 

State Board. 

E. A. Moye, President; J. S. Basnight, Vice-President; H. E. Moseley, Treas- 
urer; S. H. Bright, Recording Secretary; J. D. Waters, Corresponding Secretary; 

Teustees A. C. College. 

J. J. Harper, J. B. Deans, George Hackney, C/E. Nurney, B. H. Melton, J. S. 



Basnight, A. J. Move, F. R. Hodges, Dr. R. H. Jones, Col. S. B. Taylor, J. H. 
Bell, A. T. Griffin, W. G. Wilson, D. W. Arnold, W. W. Farmer. 

Teustees for C. C. College — W. R. Williams and J. R. Tingle. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. W. Farmer, 
W. G. Wilson, 
Jas. H. Bell, 
S. F. Freeman, 
W. R. Williams, 

Committee. 

REPORT OF TREASURER. 

Wilson, N. C, Oct. 28, 1902. 
George Hackney, Treasurer. 

1901-'02 IN ACCOUNT WITH WITH THEN. C. C. M. CONVENTION. 

Nov. 1 Balance cash on hand $ 238 14 

Mar. 21 Cash, B. H. Melton 100 00 

May 17 Cash, B. H. Melton 65 00 

May 17 Cash, B. H. Melton 375 18 

Oct. 29 Cash, B. H. Melton 157 65 $935 97 

1901. 

Nov. 1 Cash paid B. A Abbott, expenses 20 00 

Nov. 1 Cash paid B. A. Jenkins, expenses 12 00 

Nov. 1 Cash paid Watch Tower for printing 2 50 

Nov. 1 Cash paid J. W. Reynold, missions 33 33 

Nov. 15 Cash paid D. H. Petree 10 00 

1902. 

Jan. 10 Cash paid D. W Arnold, Transcribing 10 00 

Jan. 10 Cash paid D. H. Petree, stationery 4 00 

Jan. 10 Cash paid mailing Minutes 12 38 

Jan. 10 Cash paid P. D. Gould, printing Minutes 32 00 

Jan. 18 Cash paid News and Observer, 1.500 papers 15 00 

Jan. 28 Cash paid J W. Reynolds, missions 50 00 

May 13 Cash paid J J. Harper, expenses 11 00 

May 13 Cash paid J. W. Revnolds, missions 50 00 

Mav 16 Cash paid C. W. Howard, Butlers 10 00 

May 16 Cash paid D. W. Davis, Bellhaven 30 00 

May 16 Cash paid J. R. Tingle, Grimesland 5 00 

May 16 Cash paid J. W. Tyndall, meeting 10 00 

Oct. «8 Cash paid D. W.Arnold, expenses 2 36 

Oct. 27 Cash paid B. H. Melton, postage 78 10 

Oct. 27 Cash paid J. R Tingle, Grimesland 5 00 

Oct. 27 Cash paid D. W. Davis, Bellhaven 30 00 

Oct. 27 Cash paid G. W. Howard, Butlers 10 00 

Oct. 27 Cash paid P. S. Swain, Albemarle 20 00 

Oct. 27 Cash paid J. W. Reynolds, missions 100 00 $562 67 

Oct. 31 Balance on hand ' $373 30 

George Hackney, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF THE BOARD BY CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 

To the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention. 

Dear Brethren:— We bri ig you this brief annual report with gratitude and 
thanksgiving to God for His blessing-! thi < year. To-day we rejoice in one of the 
most abundant harvests that the soil of North Carolina has ever produced. Our 



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people are abundantly blessed with this world's goods, and were they to give as 
the Lord has prospered them this year, His Treasury would be full and running 
over. 

All things considered, this has been the best year in the history of our mission- 
ary efforts in North Carolina. The reports from the churches show a larger sum 
of money raised for missionary, educational and benevolent purposes than our 
people have ever given in any one year. These reports show that many good 
meetings have been held with our churches, and many precious souls have been 
converted to Christ Several of our preachers have at a great sacrifice, preached 
the gospel in destitute fields and have gathered a splendid harvest for eternity. 

Our pepple have given more thought and money to educational work this year 
than in any one year for the last ten. To morrow's reports will show this. We 
are at the dawning of a new and brighter day 

Amount given for District work $ 1 062 25 

Amount given through State Board 6 96 53 $ 1 877 28 

Amount given A. C. M., F. C. M. S 1 934 50 

Amount given C. W B. M. Children 5 689 06 

Local work and General Benevolence. 14 843 05 

Grand total $20 533 01 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. H. Melton, Cor. Secretary. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 
Your Committee on Resolutions beg leave to present the following report: 
Resolved 1st, That the thanks of this Convention be and are hereby heartily 
tendered to the people of Wilson and the brethren and sisters for their abounding 
hospitality so cordially extended to this Convention 

2d, That our thanks are extended to the railroads for their reduced rates, and 
to the newspapers for their full reports of the work of the Convention. 

3d, That our thanks are hereby most cordially expressed to Judge Connor for 
his excellent, thoughtful and brotherly address of welcome, and to the other 
brethren who have helped us during the Convention. 

H. D. Harper, Sr. 
P. S. Swain, 
D H. Petree. 

REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 

To the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention: 

We, the Auditing Committee, beg leave to report that we have examined the 
books and vouchers of the Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer and find them 
to be correct. 

Respectfullv submitted, 

E. A. Moye, 
Fernando Ward, 
.3. H. Bell, 

Committee. 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION AND LITERATURE. 

We, your committee on Publication and Literature beg leave to submit the fol- 
lowing report: 

1st. That we endorse and stand by our State paper, The Watch Tower. 
2d. That we insist on the usage of our own Sunday School literature. 
3d. That we continue the distribution of tracts. 
4th. And the purchasing and loaning of good books. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Prof. A. J. Barwick, 
Prof. A. J. Manning, 
J. W. Reynolds, 

Committee. 



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COMMITTEE ON EVANGELIZING 

Beg leave to make the following recommendations to the Convention and our 
new State Board. 

1st, Representatives from Bellhaven, Dover, Grimesland, Pollocksville, Roan- 
oke Rapids, Trenton, Dardens, Shellmoden and Plymouth, having" presented to 
the committee strongly the claims of these fields, we recommend that the State 
Board further investigate the claims of these missions, and, if in their power, 
grant such aid as will enable these missions to have regular preaching. We would 
mention Roanoke Rapids, Plymouth and Bellhaven as very important; that Ply- 
mouth, if helped at all. be helped on the descending scale. 

2d. That our Board always send its agent, if possible, to investigate the claims 
of all missions appealing to it for help, and that every possible effort be made to 
get the mission to do its very best before aid is granted. 

3d, That as soon as possible, a man be put in the field to work among our Sun- 
day Schools, said agent to be known as Sunday School Evangelist, and to be sup- 
ported by offerings from the Sunday Schools. 

m Mkt} We urge the election of a Corresponding Secretary, whose duty shall be 1,. \ 
to visit all the churches, unless the local pastor will collect the funds, and collect 1 
funds for State work. 2. group weak churches and help them to secure pastors. 3, 
Have oversight of all mission points. 4. Strengthen Sunday Schools hold meet- 
ings, locate missionary pastors — ''Do the work of an evangelist." We further / 
recommend that every possible effort be made to raise the salary of the Cor res- (J 
ponding Secretary by private subscription, and that he be employed and put to J! 
work at once. ' ! 

5th, That our Board give to our C. W. B. M. its support in their work, when- 
ever it is possible to do so. Both Boards should keep in the closest touch and sym- 
pathy in all their work 

6th, That January be observed as State Mission month, and all churches be 
urged to make an offering for this work during that month. 

7th, We heartily endorse the action of the Convention on future work of the C. 
W. B. M., in recommending the National C. W. B M. Board to continue its sup- 
port of the Asheville church until it can stand alone Yonr Committee believes 
that all money that has been appropriated to the Asheville work for the past two 
years have been wisely spent and will yield large results 

8th, That all our churches be urged to observe the annual offering for Church 
Extension in September. 

9th, That all applications to the Church Extension Board for aid to build church- 
es in North Carolina, be recommended by our State Board, and that no loan be 
made in North Carolina by our Extension Board until it has received the written 
recommendation of our State Board to that effect, and that every effort be made 
by all our State. National and Church Boards to more thoroughly unify our work. 

10th, That the Corresponding Secretary be sent to investigate the condition of 
the church at Union Chapel, Alamance county, as early as possible, and report ex- 
isting conditions to our Church Extension Board. 

11th. That the Corresponding Secretary go as soon as possible to the N. E. 
Union to assist the brethren in more thoroughly organizing their Union Meeting 
work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

B. H. Melton, Chairman. 

S. W. Sumrell, 

P. S. Swain, 

Joseph Kinsey, 

S. F. Freeman, 

Dr. Cobb, 

A. J. Barwick, 

A. J. Moye. 



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REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES C. C C., 
For year ending Oct. 25, 1902. 

We the Trustees of C. 0. C. submit the following report: 

The spring term of 1902 closed with an enrollment of 150. The boarding pat- 
ronage having outgrown the boarding accommodation, the Trustees ask the Stock- 
holders to build a dormitory. 

Professor A. J Manning was re-elected Principal at the annual meeting of Trustees 
June 2, 1902; he secured as his assistants. Prof. Stancill Hodges, Book-keeping 
and Mathematics; Miss Lizzie Anderson. Elocution: Miss Ruth Dawson, Primary 
and Latin; Miss Myrtie Moon, Music and J. R. Tingle Sacred History. 

The Stockholders, at the annual meeting, June 17, 1902, considered the request 
of the Trustees and decided to build a dormitory of twenty rooms, and to do so at 
once. To do this work it was necessary to borrow money; Bro. Jesse Cannon 
agreed to furnish the money and to give plenty of time for payment. The dormi- 
tory is now ready for use. The enrollment for the full term up to date is one 
hundred— the largest number enrolled so early in the year. 

The Bible Department will open in November. 

The building of the dormitory has created a debt of about two thousand dol- 
lars, this is now being arranged for and will be met in due time. 

A. R. Holton and Dr Joseph Dixon were elected Trustees by the Stockholders, 
as provided for in the charter. 

The school is now in a very prosperous condition, and the outlook better than 
at any time in its history. J. R. Tingle, Pres. Trus. 

REPORT OF TRUSTEES OF ATL VNTIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, 
Year ending Oct. 25, 1902. 
To the North. Carolina Christian. Missionary Convention: 

Complying with the requirements of our charter, which gives Atlantic Christian 
College organic connection with the Convention which is composed of delegates 
from the various congregations of Disciples in North Carolina, we herewith sub- 
mit our annual report. 

ENROLMENT. 

Total enrolment to October 25th, one hundred and eighty-five; of this number 
eighty-one are resident students, and one hundred and four are non-resident stu- 
dents; one hundred and forty one are women, forty-four are men; eighty six are 
taking Instrumental Music; seventeen are taking Vocal Music; nine are taking 
Art; one hundred and twelve are taking the regular Literary Course; thirty-three 
are taking the Business Course; fourteen are taking Elocution; ten are preparing 
themselves for the Christian Ministry The enrolment for the first year is far 
beyond our highest expectations Our building is taxed to its utmost capacity and 
is not sufficiently large to accommodate the present student-body. 

FINANCIAL. 

Collected from { ledges made at Kinston Convention $3 036 10 

Special offering for furnishing rooms 651 92 

Grand total • $3 688 02 

REPORT OF TREASURER. 

Wilson, N. C, October 27, 1902. 
The Atlantic Christian College, in account 

with Ceo. Hackney, Treasurer. 

Received of B. II. Melton, pledges $3 036 10 

Received of P> H Melton, furnishing rooms 651 92 

Borrowed from Hank 800 00-$3 9S8 02 



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Paid on debt $2 380 00 

Paid on interest 209 42 

Paid on improvements 1 689 47-$4 278 89 

Due Treasurer $ 290 87 

George Hackney, Treasurer. 
For itemized receipts and disbursements see books of Secretary and Treasurer. 

IMPROVEMENTS. 

The College campus and building have been greatly improved. The exterior of 
the building has been thoroughly repaired and all tin and wood work painted. 
The entire woodwork on the interior has been painted and all walls have been 
kalsomined. The building has been furnished throughout with new and up-to- 
date furniture. The entire heating outfit has been renewed at a cost of about 
$330. The building has been completely sewered at a cost of $200; the very best 
iron piping has been used for this work. Every effort has been made to make the 
sanitary condition of the College absolutely safe, and to make it a neat and at- 
tractive home for young ladies. Other improvements are anticipated when our fi- 
nancial condition will justify them. All the recitation rooms have been furnished 
with the best college arm-chairs. 

FACULTY. 

The President and Trustees have endeavored to secure only the very best talent 
as teachers for the various departments of the College. They shall continue to 
strive to maintain the highest possible moral standard in the student-body. Only 
such teachers as have a pronounced Christian character and have the greatest rev- 
erence for the Holy Bible and the Christian religion will be retained as professors 
in the Atlantic Christian College. The management is jus-tly proud of the present 
faculty of the institution. The parents of the student-body should be encouraged 
to know that the hearts of their sons and daughters are being trained as well as 
their minds, thus preparing them for the largest possible usefulness in this life 
and for happiness in the life to come. 

UNCONDITIONAL TITLE. 

It will be remembered that the Convention bought the Atlantic Christian Col- 
lege property from the Wilson Educational Association on the condition expressed 
in the deed, that in case a school of high grade was not conducted in the building 
for ten consecutive years the property should revert to the Wilson Educational 
Association. The Trustees, seeing that this conditional clause not only injured 
the credit of the College, but was a standing hindrance to its progress in all lines, 
asked that the Wilson Educational Association eliminate the conditional clause 
from the deed. This they have done to our entire satisfaction This will greatly 
assist the College in executing its plans for larger usefulness. 

ENDOWMENT. 
W. N AND ORPAH HACKNEY MEMORIAL FUND. 

This fund consists of real estate in the town of Wilson, and is worth about three 
thousand dollars. It was conveyed to Atlantic Christian College in the will f Mrs 
Orpah Hackney The will recites: "It shall be known as the W. N. and Orpah 
Hackney Memorial Fund and shall constitute the beginning of an endowment for 
Atlantic Christian College. The interest only to be used for the education of wor- 
thy young men and women." The will also provides that no part of the estate 
shall be placed at the disposal of the College until the entire debt for the College 
property shall have been paid. It is confidently believed that the debt will be 
paid in the near future, so this fund can be available and start on its ministry of 
love. The gift of Mrs. Hackney will not only perpetuate her memory and that of 
her lamented husband, but will help worthy young people to great usefulness in 
life for generations to come. It can be truly said of Mr. and Mrs. Hackney, "they 



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rest from their labors and their works do follow them." Others should follow 
their example. 

IMPERATIVE NEEDS. 

Need 1st. — Fifteen thousand Disciples to be canvassers for the College. Atlantic 
Christian College is the property of the Christian Church Not a dollar's worth 
of the stock is owned by any individual. As it is an institution of the Church, it 
looks to the Church for its continued support, and every member, and especially 
every preacher of the Church should talk and work constantly for students and 
money offerings for the College. Every true Disciple in the State is under the 
most binding obligations to patronize the College. 

Need 2d. — A dormitory that will accomodate at least one hundred men and will 
give at least six large recitation rooms. The present building is taxed to its ut- 
most capacity and several students are boarding in private families. Others have 
been turned "away because there was no room. The present indebtedness of the 
College should be paid as quickly as possible, so the Trustees can go forward with 
the work of erecting new buildings. The Trustees of the Faculty are determined 
to maintain the high standard of scholarship, and, with the best co-operation of 
the Disciples of Christ all over the State, Atlantic Christian College will be, at no 
distant day, one of the leading institutions of learning in the New South. 
Respectfully submitted, 

J. J, Harper, Pres. Board of Trustees. 

B. H. Melton, Sec. Board of Trustees. 

George Hackney, Treas. Board of Trustees. 

J. C Coggins, Pres. Atlantic Christian College. 

RESOLUTION CONCERNING TITLE TO LAND ON WHICH CAROLINA 
CHRISTIAN COLLEGE IS SITUATED. 

Whereas, The Board of Managers of the North Carolina Christian Missionary 
Convention, at a meeting held in Wilson, N. C, Dec. 5th, 1899, did authorize and 
empower the officers thereof to execute a deed to the Carolina Christian College, 
located at or near Ayden, N. C, for a certain tract or parcel of land, situated near 
Ayden, adjoining the lands of Jesse Cannon, Smith and others, and known as the 
Carolina Christian College property, all of which will appear in the Minutes of 
said Convention at said meeting. 

And whereas, in the execution of the deed in pursuance of said authority, the 
granters therein conveyed said lands to the grantee only so long as a school should 
be maintained thereon, and that upon a failure to maintain a school thereon the 
said lands should revert to the grantors. 

And whereas, it has been found that the said version is a hindrance to the 
grantee in raising funds for the purpose of enlarging the present school buildings 
to meet its pressing needs, now therefore, it is ordered by the Convention, that 
the Board of Managers of this Convention execute a deed in fee without any res- 
ervations to said grantees for said lands, except the twenty shares of stock owned 
by the Convention. 

RESOLUTION GRANTING CERTAIN PRIVILEGES TO TRUSTEES OF 
ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. 

Whereas, Atlantic Christian College is in need of money to pay off and cancel 
its present indebtedness, and to enlarge its buildings, and more thoroughly equip 
and fit it to accommodate the increasing patronage, therefore, 

Resolved, by the North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention, that the Board 
of Trustees of said College, and they are hereby authorized to issue bonds or 
mortgage said College property, buildings, grounds, fixtures and furnishings, and 
do whatever things are necessary and proper, not in conflict with the Constitution 
of said College, to secure the necessary means to accomplish the purposes herein 
recited. Adopted November 30th, 1902. 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



SCHOOLS. 



Antioch 

Athens Chapel 

Armenia 

Asheville 

Ayden 

Amity 

Bethany 

Bethany 

Broad Creek 

Bay Creek 

Bellhaven 

Bulah 

Christian Hope 

Concord 

Albemarle 

Edward 

Ellsworth 

Eureka 

False Cape jW. 0. Bwell. . 

Grimesland |H. H. Proctor 

Galillee R. C. Wayne . 

Greenville W. R. Parker. 

Kit Swamp IRufus Fulcher 



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POST OFFICE &J= 

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Farmville. 

Surry 

Kinston . . 
Asheville . 
Ayden. . . . 
Baird's Creek 
Arapahoe.. 
Whitaker . 



G. W. Freeman 
J. F. Latham. . . 
H. P. Loftin .... 
L. M. Omer... . 

A. J. Manning. . 
Kate A Brinson 
G. W. Brinson. . 
J. R Ethridge.. 
W. A. Barrington. . jOlvmpia 

M. D. Powers Messic 

T. C. Bishop [Bellhaven . . 

X. B. Crocker ... . Nashville. . 

G. W. Jackson Hoke 

J. N. Caney Florence . . . 

W. W. Sawyer Bay 

B. L. Bennett. .. 
Lizzie Lancaster. 
E. Godwin 



Edward 

Dobbs 

Starlight 
Creeds, Va . 
Grimesland. 
New Berne. 
JGreenville. . 
Askin . . . . 



Kinston W. G. Johnson Kinston 

Kala j W A. Franklin .... Creeds, Va. 

Middletown j J. M. Hall Middletown 

Mt Olive jj. K. Volivia Leechville 

Mill Creek G. B. Rose Newton Grove 

New Bern E. Taylor New Berne. 

North River. !j. R. Jinnett Beaufort .... 

Pantego. 

Pleasant Union . 

Plymouth 

Poplar Chapel . . . 
Red Oak .... 
Saints Oelight . . 

South West 

Salem 

Scuppernong 

Timothy 

Trenton 

Tuckahoe 

Union Grove. . . . 

Wilson 

Washington . 
Wilsons Mills . . . 



. . . J. W Rppass : . . . . 'Pantego . 

. . . S. J Boyette Newton Grov 

. . . . A. Swain Plymouth . 

. . . . Righter Davis Jamesville. 

. . . L. A C. Nichols. . . . JGreenville . 

. . . . W. A. Swain [Plymouth. . 

. . . . John Tilghman. ... iKinston .. 

. . . . M. C. Smith Quinerly . 

T. J. Basnight [Scuppernong 

J. A. Gardner iGrifton. . . . 

....Mrs Julia Kinsey. . [Trenton .. 

.... E. Huffman Richland . . 

. . . . J. H. Adams Pungo . 

. . . . James Thomason. . . . Wilson 

. . . . W. J. Crumpler Washington 

. . D. 0. Uzzell Wilson's Mills 



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Note. — No school entered above that did not report for 1902. 




CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF ATLANTIC CHRIS- 
TIAN COLLEGE, WILSON, N. C. 

Incorporated Ma)' 1st, 1902. 



Article I. This school shall be known by the name Atlantic 
Christian College. 

Art. II. It shall be owned and controlled by the North Caro- 
lina Christian Missionary Convention, of the Christian Church, of 
North Carolina. 

Art. III. Its object shall be the dissemination of knowledge, 
religious, scientific and practical, to white persons of both sexes, in 
all branches usually taught in colleges, and such as are necessary 
to meet the requirements of advancing Christian civilization and 
enlightenment. 

Art. IV. Its Curriculum shall at all times include such branch- 
es of study, under competent instructors, as shall be necessary to 
thoroughly equip and prepare persons desiring to enter the Chris- 
tian ministry. 

Art. V. Preparatory branches shall be taught for the conveni- 
ence of persons not prepared for the regular collegiate course of 
study. 

Art. VI. Its buildings, grounds, furnishings, supplies of mate- 
rial, and control and management shall be committed to a Board 
of Trustees, composed of fifteen, and not more than twenty-five dis- 
creet persons, who are members of the said Christian Church. They 
shall be elected annually by the said North Carolina Christian Mis- 
sionary Convention, at its regular annual session, and their tenure 
of office shall be as follows : 

All the members of said Board, elected in October, 1902, shall 
serve until the close of the annual session of said Convention in 
1903, when the first five named on the list shall be retired and five 
others elected at said session to fill said vacancies. And so on the 
terms of service of the five succeeding members on the original list, 
expiring at each succeeding Convention, until the last five shall 
have been retired, and their places filled. 

This article shall not, however, be so construed as to prevent the 
re-election of members of said Board to succeed themselves indefi- 
nitely. They shall organize by electing from their number a Chair- 
man, Secretary and Treasurer, who together shall constitute a quo- 
rum for the transaction of business, except as hereinafter provided, 
and shall meet at such time and place as they think proper, or at 
the call of the Chairman. 

Art. VII. All claims of whatever kind against the College, 

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shall be passed upon by the Board of Trustees, and vouchers issued 
by the Secretary upon the Treasurer, and an account kept of the 
same, and both, the Secretary and Treasurer shall report in detail, 
the transactions in their respective offices, to the Convention, at 
each annual session. 

Art. VIII. All monies collected for or in the interest of the 
College shall be paid over promptly to the Secretary, and on or be- 
fore the last day of each month, he shall pay over to the Treasurer 
all funds in his hands and take a receipt for the same. And the 
Board of Trustees may, if they think proper, require a bond of the 
Treasurer, in such sum as they think sufficient to secure the funds 
in his hands. 

Art. IX. The- Trustees may, if they think best, a majority be- 
ing present, elect one of their number, or some other suitable per- 
son, who is a member of the said Christian Church, Chancellor of 
the College, whose province and duty shall be to solicit patronage 
and collect funds for the College, and who with the Secretary and 
Treasurer, shall superintend and direct any w T ork on the College 
buildings or grounds, or pertaining to the same; and they together 
shall exercise a general supervision and control over the business 
interests, and the conduct of the College, not in conflict with other 
provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws. The Board of Trus- 
tees, a majority being present, except as otherwise herein provided, 
shall determine the work of the Chancellor and the amount of his 
salary. The term of his office shall be continuous, unless made va- 
cant by death, resignation or until declared vacant by the Board of 
Trustees, a majoity being present. The Chancellor shall make full 
report of his work to the Board of Trustees at each regular meeting. 

Art. X. Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Trustees- shall 
be filled by said Board, a majority being present. 

Art. XL When any debt is to be contracted exceeding one 
thousand dollars, (in any one year,) or bonds to be issued, or mort- 
gages to be given on the property of the College, the entire number 
of the Trustees shall be summoned, and at least a majority of them 
shall be present at any meeting called for such purpose. 

Art. XII. In all cases where a majority of the Trustees are re- 
quired to vote, they may do so in person or by proxy duly appoint- 
ed in writing. 

Art. XIII. It shall be the province and duty of said Board of 
Trustees, to make any arrangement, or enter into any terms that 
they deem best for the successful conduct of the College, from year 
to year. In pursuance of this object, the Board may employ and 
make a contract with the President, or any person elected to be- 
come such, or make other and different arrangements with him. 



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And any such President-elect may employ teachers and their assis- 
tants for the various departments in the College, and also the Ma- 
tron, but the Board shall reserve the right to confirm, or for suffi- 
cient cause reject all such teachers, assistants and Matron. 

The Board shall also reserve the right to dismiss for good and 
sufficient reasons, at any time during a collegiate year, or at any 
other time, any President, teacher, or assistant teacher, matron or 
chancellor, after giving them fifteen days notice, and after all sala- 
ries due such persons shall have been paid to the time of such dis- 
missal. 

Art. XIV. This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds 
vote of the Convention, at any annual session, such amendment 
having been recommended by a majority of the Board of Trustees 
in session. 

Read and adopted in open Convention, at Wilson, N. C, October 
30th, 1902. 

A true copy attest. 

D. W. Arnold, Bee. Secretary. 



BY-LAWS. 

Section 1. The discipline of Atlantic Christian College shall be 
impartial and gentle, but firm, and administered in the interest of 
the pupils. 

Sec. 2. Any pupil may be expelled from the College for per- 
sistent insubordination to the President, or to any teacher, or for 
other good and sufficient reasons. In such case he or she shall be 
charged with board and tuition only to the time of such expulsion. 

Sec. 3. The terms and conditions of board, tuition and other ex- 
penses in the College, shall be those published in the annual cata- 
logue, at or before the beginning of each scholastic year, such cata- 
logue each year having been submitted to the Board of Trustees for 
approval. 

Sec. 4. The President, teachers and pupils, respectively, shall 
be held responsible for any abuse of the College buildings, furniture 
or furnishings, or other property, and they shall be required to 
make good any such damage. 

Sec. 5. The male and female pupils shall not be permitted to asso- 
ciate together, except so far as their school work and meals require it. 

Sec. 6. No male pupil shall be allowed to enter the College cam- 
pus after dark, except in company with one of the teachers, or by 
permission of the President. And no young man shall be allowed 
to call on a pupil boarding in the College, or other female pupil 



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while she is within the College campus, without the written consent 
of both father and mother, or guardian of such pupil, and consent of 
the President. And no young lady or girl, boarding in the College, 
shall be permitted to leave the building at night, or the College 
campus at any time, except in company with one of the lady teach- 
ers or other person designated by the President. And no such pu- 
pil shall be permitted to go to her home, and no one shall be al- 
lowed to accompany another pupil to her home, except in either 
case, she has the written consent of both her father and mother or 
guardian, and the President. 

Sec. 7. The government of the College and the application of 
the provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws, except as hereinbe- 
fore provided, shall at all times be in the hands of the President. 

Sec. 8. These By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of 
the Convention, at any annual session, such amendment having 
been recommended by a majority of the Board of Trustees in session. 

Read and adopted in open Convention, at Wilson, N. C, October 
30th, 1902. 

A true copy attest. 

D. W. Arnold, Cor. Secretary. 



CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 
MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



Article 1. This organization shall be called the North Carolina Christian 
Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread of 
the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds for other 
fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the church of 
Christ, who have been sent by their respective churches, or by an associa- 
tion of churciies, of delegates to its Annual Convention. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. 
All Evangelists whose names appear on the list of preachers of this Con- 
vention are members by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President; Vice-President Record- 
ing Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be elected 
annually, and hold their respective offices until their successors shall be 
elected. 

Art. VI. Each congregation 'belonging to this Convention may adopt such 
method of supplying itself with regular preaching as it may deem most 
practicable; provided, however, if any church or congregation shall call to 
its ministry a man of unworthy character, to take any action that would 
injure the cause or hinder progress, then such church shall be adjudged 
disorderly. 

Art. VII. The officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board of 
Managers whose duty it shall be to carry into execution the work of the 
Convention. They shall meet on call of the President, and during the 



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interval between the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body; 
employ Evangelists and Agents, and direct them in their field of labor. 
They shall keep a full record of their proceedings, and make report through 
the Corresponding Secretary at the annual Convention, making such recom- 
mendations as they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall constitute 
a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice President, and Recording Secretary, shall 
perform the duties usually belonging to such offices as the annual Convention. 
The Corresponding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay them to the 
Treasurer, keeping an account of the same. He may also be employed as 
General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums paid him for services. 
The Treasurer shall receive from the Corresponding Secretary all funds, 
pay them out on order of the Clerk of the Board, keep an accurate account 
of the same, and make report at the annual Convention. 

Art. IX. The Annual Convention may annually contribute a percentage 
of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Christian 
Missionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined by the Convention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday after the 4th 
Lord's day in October, at such place as may have been determined by the 
last Annual Convention. In case the Convention shall have failed to ap- 
point a place, the Board shall select a place of meeting. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of 
the members present at any regular meeting of the Convention; provided 
such amendment shall have first been recommended by the Board, or a 
year's notice shall have been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be known 
as Union Meeting Districts, and each district may choose its own method 
of works, and may contribute its collections for missionary purposes, or 
any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Art. XIII. All who contemplate entering the ministry, and becoming mem- 
bers of the N. C. C. M. Convention, shall be examined by a committee of 
three on examination for ordination, appointed by the President of the 
Convention, and duly ordained by said Convention. But the Board of Man- 
agers may examine and ordain such applicants or appoint a committee to do 
so when the Convention is not in session. 

Art. XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any organization taking 
part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall be subject to the authority 
of the Convention, and any congregation or individual member who will not 
submit to the authority of the Convention shall be considered disorderly. 

BY-LAWS. 

No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of the Convention as regards 
devising ways and means for the spread of the Gospel, ministers, individual 
members, and congregations shall be required to answer to the Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or individual member, contrary 
to the deliberations of the Convention, shall be considered disorderly. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a committee of three 
shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minister, or individual mem- 
ber, and three others, chosen by the Board or President of the Convention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be provided with creden- 
tials of the Convention, and shall not ask congregations to accept them 
without said credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp with it all proceed- 
ings and actions of an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty of insubordination shall be suspension from the Con- 
vention; but all possible moderation shall be used in deciding questions of 
insubordination. 



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(JMgtian Woman'£ Board of tyigjionf. 



30th ANNUAL CONVENTION, 
Wilson, N. C, 

October 28th, 1902 



A- A — .At. 



Khristiaij Woman's Board of Missions, 



OFFICERS. 

MEMBERS OF THE C. W. B. M. STATE BOARD. 

Mrs. J. B. Jones, Wilson, President. 

Mrs. C. A. D. Granger, Kinston, Vice-President. 

Miss Rosa Loftin, Kinston, Treasurer. 

Miss Mary Kilpatrick, Kinston, Cor. Secretary. 

Mrs. J. F. Taylor, Kinston, Rec. Secretary. 

Miss Alice Hines, Tarboro, Superintendent Y. P. Work. 

ADVISORY BOARD. 

Mrs. W. D. LaRoque, ... - Kinston. 

Mrs. M. E. Mosely, .... Kinston. 

Mrs. S. H. Draughn, .... Epworth. 

Mrs. C. W. Howard, - Kinston. 

Mrs. Helen Kennedy, - Kinston. 

Mrs. G. L. Hodges, - Kinston. 

Mrs. W. J. Grumpier, .... Washington 

Miss Elizabeth Bernard, - Asheville. 



Send Quarterly Reports to Miss Mary Kilpatrick, Kinston, N. C. 
Send money for State Work to Miss Rosa Loftin, Kinston, N. C. 
Send Monthly Dues to Mrs. Hefen E. Moses, 152, East Market 
St., Indianapolis, Ind. 






PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



C. W. B. M. CONVENTION 



The thirtieth annual Convention of the Christian Woman's Board 
of Missions of North Carolina, was held in the Christian Church of 
Wilson, N. C, October 28th, 1902. 

At 9:30 o'clock the first regular session of the Convention was 
called to order by the President, Mrs. C. A. D. Granger. 

The devotional exercises consisted of a song, scripture reading by 
the President and prayer by W. G. Johnson. . 

Mrs. B. H. Melton, in behalf of the Auxiliary and people of Wil- 
son, extended to the Convention a most cordial welcome, which was 
happily responded to by Mrs. L. M. Omer, of Asheville. 

The following Auxiliaries responded to the roll call either by re- 
ports or letters of greeting: 

Asheville, Armenia, Ayden, Farmville, Katherine Lake, New 
Bern, Pantego, Kinston, Washington, Wilson. 

The announcement of committees was as follows : 

Committee on Future Work — Mrs. B. H. Melton, Mrs. M. E. Mosely, 
Mrs. Simon Taylor, Mrs. George Simmons, Miss Elizabeth Bernard. 

Committee on Young Peoples' 1 Work — Mrs. L. M. Omer, Mrs. M. S. 
Spear, Mrs. Calvin Woodard, Mrs. D. W. Arnold. 

Committee on Literature,— Mrs. J. R. Hardy, Miss Eula Rouse, 
Miss Kate Barnes, Miss Nina Basnight, Miss Mary Devore, Miss 
Jennie Ambrose, Miss Kelley, Miss Freeman. 

Auditing Committee — W. G. Johnson, J. D. Waters, Mrs. W. J. 
Crumpler. 

Committe on Nomination. — Mrs. B. H. Melton, Mrs. D. W. Arnold, 
Mrs. W. J. Crumpler, Mrs. J. F. Taylor, Miss Elizabeth Bernard. 

The President, Mrs. Granger, then delivered her annual address. 
She spoke of the growth of the C. W. B. M., organized in Central 
Christian Church, Cincinnati, in 1872, now has a membership of 
nearly one hundred thousand. She spoke of the work accomplished 
in our own State the past year, by far the best in our history, and 
urged that in the name of Christ we attempt greater things the com- 
ing year. 

Song, "I love Thy Kingdom Lord." 

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REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 

Dear Sisters in Convention assembled, we greet you in the name of our Master. 

When I look back upon your years' work and remember the real difficulties 
which you have surmounted, and the hindrances you have overcome, and now, 
in spite of them all, you have steadily grown and expanded, my heart is filled 
with a sweet song of praise to the Father. 

And as I come before you to-day to bring the report of your year's work, allow 
me to say that I do so with a pardonable pride in you as Auxiliaries. You have 
worked faithfully, and the Lord has given you His blessing. The latent power 
and strength in the North Carolina Sisterhood has sametimes reminded me of a 
great, silent engine. If some one had the power to steam it with the divine fire 
of missions how its great heart would throb to move the world for Christ. 

I have made my report from your report cards, and I feel sure they were all 
correct. I have included in the General Fund Report C. W. B. M. Day offerings, 
(1st Sunday in December) Easter offerings, L. Tiding's subscriptions. The amount 
reported for subscriptions to the Tidings may not be correct, but it is underesti- 
mated rather than over. In order that you might have a full report of all money 
raised on our own field, I have added the report of the childrens' work, which is 
under the supervision of the C. W. B. M. It would be impossible to overestimate 
the work done in this department by our loved Superintendent, Miss Alice Hines. 
The report is as follows : 

Number of Auxiliaries added this year 9 

Number of Auxiliaries at present reporting 17 " 

Number of new members enrolled 92 

Number of members lost 22 

Present number of members 234 

Number of Tidings taken 67 

Amount contributed to General Fund . . $320 52 

Amount contributed to State Fund 287 02 

Amount contributed by Y. P. D 350 24 

Amount appropriated to Asheville church by the Nat. Board 

through our State Board 300 00 



$1257 78 



I included the appropriation from the National Board, because it has 
been the former custom to do so. We have raised, you see from the report, 
for all purposes, on our own field, $957.78. 

That should not only be gratifying and encouraging to us, but should, as 
letters written by the hand of God upon the walls of our hearts, point out 
to us our possibilities. 

In my far away home next year I want an echo to come to me from your 
Convention that will say: "Five hundred members in North Carolina and 
$2,000 raised for all purposes on her own genial soil!" I wish I had power to 
write indelibly upon your hearts that the opportunity is yours to do that. 
Try for those figures, do your best, ask God to help you, and you need have 
no fear for the result. 

I want the time- to come when the North Carolina Board shall be able to 
say to the dear faithful old Mother Board in Indianapolis, who has nursed 
and helped us so long: "I want to help you henceforth. You have done 
enough for me." 

And now with the splendid report before you of this year's work, and the 
untold opportunities it makes for your next year's work, let your hearts be 
moved over the great responsibility it involves. 

You have overcome many things that will not stand in your way next 
year. 

Yes, I am happy to believe that this year's work, encouraging and inspir- 



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ing though it is, when compared with that which you shall do next year,, 
will be 

"As moonlight unto sunlight 
And as water unto wine." 

And now, as I let the mantle of this blessed service to the North Carolina 
Board fall upon another, I do it sadly, yet hopefully and prayerfully. 

TREASURER'S REPORT. 

Amount in Treasury Oct. 29, 1901 $ 88.90 

Amount received from Auxiliary 189.68 

Total amount in Treasury $278.58 

Total disbursements $193.01 

Amount in Treasury October 28. 1902 $ 85.57 

Received from National Board $300.00 

Paid Dr. D. E. Motley $ 75.00 

Paid L. M. Omer $225.00 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROSA LOFTIN, Treas. 

Song "More love to Thee, O Christ." 

L. M. Omer gave a favorable report of the work at Asheville, the 
C. W. B. M. mission point in this State. 

This was followed by a short talk by Mrs. Omer. 
Announcements and benediction. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by Mrs. W. J. Crump- 
ler. Song, "My faith looks up to Thee." Paper "Work at Home," 
Miss Rosa Loftin. 

Song, "Oh the Precious Love of Jesus." 

In the absence of Miss Alice Hines, Mrs. B. H. Melton read the 
report of Secretary ol Young Peoples' Department. 

REPORT OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S DEPARTMENT OF Y. P. D. OF P. W. 
B. M. FOR CONVENTION YEAR lbOl— 1902. 

Our first report as Supt. of Y. P. D. of the P. W. B. M. was made to the 
Convention assembled in Wilson three years ago, it therefore, seems op- 
portune, for a few moments, to re-consider the outlook at that time. As 
a state organization, we had just passed through a most critical period, 
barely escaping "final separation." Discouragements seemed to meet us on 
every hand but thanks to the Father of All Mercies "the remnant was pre- 
served," slowly but steadily the spark of life has burned until to-day we 
proudly represent to you, not an organization of phenomenal growth and 
spasmodic consecration, but an organization small in membership whose 
every member is an organized, interested, contributing member; an organi- 



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zation whose influence has forced its impress upon both the ministry and 
the laity and drawn from them a support perceptible growing. 

During these three years we have grown from five (5) local organizations 
to thirteen, from a dormant membership of 150 to an active one of nearly 
four hundred. 

These facts, dear Christian friends, are indeed encouraging when we con- 
sider that they represent the result Of correspondence alone — practically 
no field work has been done. They prove to us conclusively the vast possi- 
bilities that are within our reach. They should impress upon each and every 
one obligations toward the young people never realized before. 

With reasonably expectancy do we look to the Nominating Committee and 
the Committee on Plans for Future Work to furnish us a field laborer and 
wise counsel; to our educational institutions especiallly Atlantic Christian 
College — the just pride of the State — to swell our numbers, to strengthen 
our influence and pay loyal tribute co our treasury. 

To the Christian Church of North Carolina and to each individual member 
of that church do we reasonably look to see the girls and boys of tender 
age dedicated to God's service, growing, as they grow in years, with a 
knowledge of and a love for the Blessed Master and His great Commission. 

As one who has studied the work and knows its lofty aims and purposes 
let me entreat you one and all to think on these things, to pray over them 
and act upon them as the Holy Spirit directeth thee. 

STATISTICAL REPORT. 

Number of Members 378 

Number of members gained 129 

Number Little Light Bearers . 19 

Number Junior Builders taken 58 

Number Conversions 10 

Number organizations 13 

Number organizations gained 2 

Number organizations observing the anniversary season of labor 

and self-denial 5 

Number organizations giving Easter entertainments 8 

Number organizations raising full apportionment 5 

Amount contributed to C. W. B. M . . . $261.97 

Amount contributed to other purposes 88.27 

Total amount contributed $ 350.24 

Honor Roll: — Asheville, Dixonville, Farmville, New Bern and Pantego. 
Pantego — the Banner Organization — with a membership of 34 has raised 
$69.53. or $2.04 1-2 per member. 

This report as compared with last year's shows a gain in all departments 
for which let us thank God and take courage. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALICE HINES, Supt. 

This was followed by presentation of banner to the Young Peo- 
ple's Society, of Pantego, by Mrs. Melton. Song 574. 

Address by Mrs. L. M. Oraer, on Young People's Work. Song, 
"Take the Name of Jesus with you." 

Announcements and benediction. 



EVENING SESSION. 

Devotional services were conducted by Miss Elizabeth Bernard. 

B. H. Melton introduced C. P. Williamson, of Richmond, Va., 
who gave an inspiring address on the "Christian Woman's Board 
of Missions." He spoke of their rapid growth and of the great 
work they were doing, both in the home and foreign fields. 

The following reports were submitted: 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FUTURE WORK. 

We, your Committee on Future Work rejoice in the good work our Sister- 
hood has accomplished this past year. We feel justly proud of it and great- 
ly encouraged over the prospects. After careful consideration of the many 
phases of our State work, w^ beg to submit the following recommendations: 
1st. That an organizer be placed in the field at once. That she be em- 
ployed for at least six months during the year. 

2nd. That the organizer work for the Y. P. D. as well as the C. W. B. M. 
and strive to organize the children as well as the older members of the 
church wherever she goes. 

3rd. That the State Board petition The National Board for three hundred 
-dollars for the Asheville work the incoming year. 

4th. That the State Board instruct the Auxiliaries at Asheville and 
Winston to study the fields around them and institute any work they find 
possible and that the State Board give them their hearty support. 

5th. That literature be distributed even more abundantly than last year 
and that the Auxiliaries pay for the literature thus sent to them. 

6th. That The Corresponding Secretary urge the Auxiliaries to send dele- 
gates to the Union meetings to meet the district manager and perfect the 
district work. The presence of the delegates is of vital importance. 

7th. That the State Board be permitted to select the organizer and 
make all necessary arrangements with her. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. B. H. MELTON, 
MRS. SIMON TAYLOR, 
MRS. GEORGE SIMMONS, 
MRS. M. E. MOSELY, 
MISS ELIZABETH BERNARD. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LITERATURE. 

We, your Committee on Literature, desire to submit the following report 
to the Convention assembled at Wilson. Secured subscription to Missionary 
Tidings 15, to Junior Builders 1. 

MRS. J. R. HARDY, Chmn. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORK. 

We your Committee on Young People's Work beg to submit the following 
report : 

1. That our present Superintendent Miss Alice Hines be retained and that 
we heartily thank her for the faithful and efficient work of the past year. 

2nd. We recommend that a column in our State paper the Watch Tower, 
be kept up and the work be kept constantly before the people. 

3. We heartily endorse the banner plan and rejoice that the faithful band 
at Pantego won the laurels for the past year, 



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4. We recommend putting an organizer in the field if possible, and that 
she be instructed to devote especial attention to The Young People's De- 
partment. Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. L. M. OMER, Chmn. 

REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE. 

Dear Sisters: — We the Nominating Committee beg leave to submit the 
following report. We have made some changes this year, not because of 
the inability of any of our dear sisters. We are sorry to give up our be- 
loved President who has served the Board so well and so long. But there 
are others who are younger and willing to do all they can in the work. 

We regret having to give up our dear secretary, Sister W. J. Johnson, 
who has greatly aided us with her letters through the columns of the 
"Watch Tower." She goes to labor in another field. 

For President — Mrs. J. B. Jones, Wilson. 

For Vice-President — Mrs. C. A. D. Granger, Kinston. 

For Corresponding Secretary — Miss Mary Kilpatrick, Kinston. 

For Recording Secretary — Mrs. J. F. Taylor, Kinston. 

For Treasurer— Miss Rosa Loftin, Kinston. 

For Superintendent Y. P. D. — Miss Alice Hines, Tarboro. 

ADVISORY BOARD. 

Mrs. W. D. LaRoque, Kinston. 

Mrs. M. E. Moseley, Kinston. 

Mrs. C. W. Howard, Kinston. 

Mrs. Helen Kennedy, Kinston. 

Mrs. G. L. Hodges, Kinston. 

Mrs. W. J. Grumpier, Washington. 

Mrs. S. H. Draughon, Ellsworth. 

Miss Elizabeth Bernard. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. W. J. CRUMPLER, Chmn., 

MRS. D. W. ARNOLD, 

MRS. B. H. MELTON, 

MRS. J. F. TAYLOR, 

MISS ELIZABETH BERNARD. 

Final adjournment. 

Elizabeth Bernard, Sec. Pro. Tern. 



PROCEEDINGS 



-OF THE- 



FIFTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 



■OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 



Christian Missionary Convention, 



■HELD WITH THEt 



CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT GREENVILLE, 

October 28 ar\d 29, 1903. 



petree's printing house, 
la grange, n. c. 

1904. (►> 



PROCEEDINGS 



-OF THE- 



FIFTY-NINTH ANNUAL SESSION 



-OF THE- 



NORTH CAROLINA 



Christian Missionary Convention, 



-HELD WITH THE- 



CHRISTIAN CHURCH AT GREENVILLE, 

October 28 ar\d 29, 1903. 



PETREE'S PRINTING HOUSE, 

LA GRANGE, N. C. 

1904. 



CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



' BEGINNING AT JERUSALEM."— Jesus. 



OFFICERS. 



E. A. Moye, President Greenville. 

J. S. Basnight, Vice-President James City. 

J. D. Waters, Corresponding Secretary. Washington. 

S. H. Bright, Recording Secretary „ Kinston. 

H. E. Mosely, Treasurer Kinston. 



PREACHERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES 



Arnold, D. W., Wilson, N. C. 
Ambrose, H. H., Bizzell, Nash Co. 
Adams, D. H., Pungo, Beaufort Co. 
Ayers, .Stanley, Williamston, Martin Co. 
Brickhouse, W. B.,Mackey's Ferry, Wash. Co. 
Burns, J L., Goldsboro, Wayne Co. 
Carver, Isaiah, Nashville, Nash Co. 
Cobb, W. H., Whitakers, Edgecombe Co. 
Davenport, H. S., Belhaven, Beaufort Co. 
Davis, C. L., Leechvilie, Beaufort Co. 
Davis, D. W., Washington, Beaufort Co. 
Davis, J. T., Ormondsville, Greene Co. 
Gibble, W. J., Bonus, Jones Co. 
Green, Thomas, Pantego, Beaufort Co. 
Grubbs, J. T., Fields, Pitt Co. 
Curganus, H. S., Plymouth, Washington Co. 
Glenn, J. R., Winston-Salem, Forsythe Co. 
Hardison, J. W., Jamesville, Martin Co. 
Harper, Dr. H. D., Kinston, Lenoir Co. 
Harper, J. J., Smithiield, Johnston Co. 
Hart, A. C, Vanceboro, Pamlico Co. 
Henderson, J. S.. Coinjock, Currituck Co. 
Holton, A. J., Olympia, Pamlico Co. 
Holton, I. P., Reelsboro, Pamlico Co. 
Holton, J W., Grantsboro, Pamlico Co. 
Hood, N. B., Dunn, Harnett Co. 
Howard, C. W. Kinston, Lenoir Co. 
Hall, P. B., Kinston, Lenoir Co. 



Jackson, W. G., Plymouth, Washington Co. 
Jenett, J. R., Beaufort, Carteret Co. 
Jones, J. B., Wilson, Wilson Co. 
Lassiter, J. R., Newton Grove, Sampson Co. 
Lee, C. E., Washington, Beaufort Co. 
Leighton, A. T., Wilson, Wilson Co. 
Massingill, R. H., Four Oaks, Wilson Co. 
Melton, B. H., Richmond, Va. 
Mizzell, J A.. Jamesville, Martin Co 
MacNamara, J. W., Beaufort, Carteret Co. 
Petree, D. H., LaGrange, Lenoir Co. 
Powell, W. E., Greenville, Pitt Co. 
Respass, J. B., Washington, Beaufort Co. 
Rightsell, L. T., LaGrange, Lenoir Co. 
Rogers, I. W., Middleton, Hyde Co. 
Spear, M. S., New Bern, Craven Co. 
Spruill, J. A., Plymouth, Washington Co. 
Sumrell, J. F., Harbinger, Currituck Co. 
Sumrell, S. W., Grifton, Pitt Co. 
Swain, C. H„, Roper, Washington Co. 
Swain, P. S., Plymouth, Washington Co. 
Smith, J. R., Cherrv, Washington Co. 
Tingle, J. R., Ay den, Pitt Co. 
Tyndall, J. W., Wilson, Wilson Co. 
Tyson, G. T., Leechvilie, Beaufort Co. 
Waters, J. D., Washington, Beaufort Co. 
Whitley, Thomas W., Bath, Beaufort Co. 
Winfield, W. O., Bath, Beaufort Co. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 
MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



FIRST DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Wednesday, October 28, 1903. 

The North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention assembled 
at 9 :30 o'clock, a. m., President E. A. Moye presiding. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by J. R. Tingle. 

W. E. Powell, pastor of the Christian Church at Greenville, N. C, 
then, in a brief address, cordially welcomed the delegates and visitors 
to Greenville, and tendered for their use the homes and hospitality 
of the people. He was followed by C. W. Howard, who, in the 
name of the Convention, in a few well-chosen words, accepted the 
hospitality so freely offered. 

After an appropriate song, E. A. Moye, President of the Conven- 
tion, delivered his annual address. In it he carefully reviewed the 
work of the official State Board since the last meeting of the Con- 
vention, and made various recommendations, which he believed to 
be for the best interests of the church. It was a strong, thoughtful, 
scholarly address throughout, and made a deep impression on the 
Convention. 

The roll of churches was then called and the various reports handed 
in, for which see the statistical table published elsewhere. 

A letter from the church at Darden's, Martin County, was read 
asking to be enrolled as a member of this Convention. On motion it 
was done. 

On motion Frisco, Dare County, was also added to the roll. 

J. B. Respass moved, after explaining his reason for doing so, that 
the Convention be authorized to sell the church property at Buxton 
and that the proceeds of the sale be used for the benefit of Frisco, this 
arrangement being satisfactory to both congregations, and the prop- 
erty at both places being held in the name of the North Carolina 
Christian Missionary Convention. The motion prevailed. 

D. W. Davis then commented on some of the information contained 
in the President's address, and urged the adoption of the plan of 
raising funds for state work therein set forth. He then moved that 
the State Mission work be placed in hands of the North Carolina 
Christian Missionary Convention as was formerly done. The mo- 
tion prevailed. 

J. B. Jones made a strong plea for mission work at various places 
where churches have already been established. He endorsed D. W. 
Davis' remarks along that line. 



The President then announced the following committees : 

On Evangelizing — W. J. Grumpier, K. R. Tunstall, A. J. Move, 
H. D. Harper, Sr., D. W. Davis, W. R. Parker and George Hackney. 

On Resolutions — M. S. Spear, P. B. Hall, and C. D. Brown. 

On Obituaries — J. B. Respass, M. C. Smith, and D. G. Berry. 

On Nominations — J. J. Harper, J. S. Tunstall, Heber Cannon, 
S. F. Freeman and S. W. Sumrell. 

On Auditing — S. B .Taylor, L. H. Cox and John King. 

On Interest of Aged Ministers — Fernando Ward, S. W. Sumrell, 
1ST. D. Myers, and P. S. Swain. 

On Temperance — J. B. Jones, Merritt Owen, and J. J. Moore. 

On Examination and Ordination — J. L. Burns, J. J. Harper, and 
C. W. Howard. 

On Publication and Literature — D. H. Petree, J. R. Tingle and 
W. R. Williams. 

On Programme — J. J. Harper, J. W. Tyndail, and W. E. Powell. 

After an appropriate song J. W. Tyndall delivered an excellent 
address on "Soul Winning." 

Benediction by A. F. Leighton, and recess until 2 o'clock, p. m. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Convention was called to order at 2 :30 p. m. by the President. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by J. L. Burns. 

The Convention next heard M. S. Spears' address on "Aspiration 
in the Sunday School," which was a valuable paper on Sunday 
School work. 

Then followed a beautiful song, "In Thy Love," by Miss Vonnie 
Leggett. 

J. J. Harper, Chairman of the Committee on Programme, an- 
nounced that Dr. F. D. Power would not be with us during the sesr 
sion of the Convention, having been detained in Washington, D. C., 
by the death of one of the members of the Church of which he is 
pastor. J. B. Jones was put on the programme in his place. 

J. W. Tyndall made a plea for assistance in the work at Dover, 
N. C. He was followed along the same line by A. F. Leighton. The 
matter was referred to the Committee on Evangelizing. 

D. W. Davis then made a speech concerning the money received 
from the sale of Carolina Christian College property. He moved 
that the church at Ay den be given $360.00 of the proceeds obtained 
from the sale. A. J. Moye opposed this motion and favored giving 
the money to the Atlantic Christian College. After the question had 



"been discussed by W. R Williams, C. W. Howard, E. A. Moye and 
Dr. J. C. Coggins, a vote was taken and the motion prevailed. 

After the benediction by Dr. W. H. Cobb, the Convention took a 
recess until 7 :30 p. m. 



EVENING SESSION. 

The Convention re-assembled at 7 :45 p. m. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by I. W. Rogers. 

J. B. Jones then delivered an address, which, though the church 
was packed almost to suffocation, held the congregation spell-bound 
during the entire time of its delivery. 

Miss Vonnie Leggett then sang another of her beautiful songs, 
"The Great White Throne," after which P. B. Hall pronounced the 
benediction and the Convention took a recess till Thursday morning. 



SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Thursday, October 29, 1903. 

The Convention re-assembled at 9 :45 a. m. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by P. B. Hall. 

The Committee on Interest of Aged Ministers made its report. 
(See report elsewhere). It was discussed by W. R. Williams, E. 
A. Moye, L. T. Rightsell, and P. S. Swain, after which it was 
adopted. 

The Committee on Obituary made its report which was adopted. 
(See report elsewhere.) 

J. B. Jones then read a telegram from Brethren Waters, Haskins, 
and Jones, who are students in the Kentucky University, asking that 
Colossi ans ii — 5 be received as their greeting. These references 
were read to the Convention, and the Secretary was directed to send 
an appropriate response in reply to the telegram. 

Dr. J. C. Coggins then delivered his address, "Christian Educa- 
tion," which he handled in an eloquent, masterly manner. 

J. J. Harper, as Chancellor of Atlantic Christian College, followed 
in a speech detailing the needs of the College. He was followed by 
George Hackney, Treasurer of the College, who read his report show- 
ing how the funds have been used. 

Pledges and cash contributions were then called for, which met 
with liberal response. 

J. L. Burns moved that $140.00, the remainder of the amount 
received from the sale of the Carolina Christian College property, 
be donated to Atlantic Christian College. Carried. 

The Convention then took a recess till 2:15 p. m. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Convention re-assembled at 2 :40 p. m. 

Devotional evercises were conducted by Merritt Owen. 

The Committee on Publication and Literature made its report 
which was adopted. (See report elsewhere.) 

W. E. Powell made a few remarks recommending The Christian 
Standard to the membership. 

The Corresponding Secretary submitted his report, which was 
adopted. (See report elsewhere.) 

The Treasurer submitted his report which was adopted. (See 
report elsewhere. ) 

The Committee on Resolutions, the Auditing Committee, the 
Committee on Nominations, and the Committee on Evangelizing, all 
made reports, which were adopted, and which appear elsewhere in 
these minutes. 

Dr. J. C. Coggins made his report as President of Atlantic Chris- 
tian College and in connection therewith made a lengthy talk giving 
reasons for certain conditions which exist. His report was adopted, 
and appears elsewhere. 

The Chairman of the Committee on Examination and Ordination 
reported that his committee had no recommendation to make. 

J. J. Harper submitted certain amendments to Articles VI, VII, 
A 7 III and IX of the Constitution of Atlantic Christian College, all 
of which were adopted and appear elsewhere in these minutes. 

George Hackney then made a short talk heartily recommending 
Atlantic Christian College and its faculty to the Convention and 
general public. 

W. J. Crumpler moved that the next Convention be held in Wash- 
ington, N. 0. The motion prevailed. 

A recess was taken till 7 :30 p. m. 

Benediction by J. L. Burns. 



EVENING SESSION. 

At 7 :30 p. m. the Convention again assembled and heard a learned 
and eloquent sermon by Dr. J. C. Coggins on "The Transfiguration. " 

The Committee on Temperance made its report which was adopted, 
(See report elsewhere.) 

On motion of P. S. Swain, the Recording Secretary was authorized 
to have 2,500 copies of the minutes of the Greenville Convention 
published, and distribute them among the churches. 

The Convention then adjourned. 

S. H. BRIGHT, Recording Secretary. 



Reports of Committees. 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



We, your Committee appointed to audit the accounts of the Secretary and 
Treasurer, beg leave to make the following report: 

After examining the Secretary's and Treasurer's reports we find them 
correct. 

S. B. TAYLOR, 
L. H. COX, 
JOHN KING, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 



We, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to make the following 
report: 

We rejoice at the rapid growth of the temperance sentiment in the State; 
and at the recent victories for prohibition in the various sections. We 
recommend that all congregations and preaching brethren give their prayers 
and hearty support to this great work for God, homes and country. 

MBRRITT OWEN, 

For Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION AND LITERATURE. 

We, your Committee, believing that a reading people are a knowing peo- 
ple, and that the more good religious literature we read the more our spirit- 
ual nature is deepened, therefore recommend: 

First. That the Disciples of North Carolina subscribe for and heartily sup- 
port The Watch Tower, and as many of our national religious papers as 
they can afford. 

Second. We also express our approbation of the ability and course pur- 
sued by The Watch Tower during the past year. We express a hope and de- 
sire that the brethren not only continue their support of the paper, but also 
that each and every one of us increase our support by more zeal and by bet- 
ter encouragement of the editor, that the paper may thereby be enlarged 
and improved. 

Third. That the preachers and the members generally make an effort to 
report to the paper more frequently the progress of the Lord's work in 
the State. 

Respectfully submitted, 

D. H. PETRBE, 
W. R. WILLIAMS, 
J. R. TINGLE, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON OBITUARIES. 



Your Committee on Obituaries beg leave to report: 

That in the goodness of God we have been spared, with one single excep- 
tion, the loss of any of our meagre preaching force in North Carolina during 
the year 1903. Our hearts are sad to chronicle the departure of the beloved 
A. C. Hart from his labors on earth, but we are consoled in the blessed 
hope that our loss is his eternal gain. 

Elder A. C. Hart received his transfer on the first day of February, 1903, 

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from earth and his labors with us, from his cares and suffering to his 
blessed promised reward, where sorrow and pain shall be no more. 

Brother Hart was a close Bible student of fine analytical mind and a 
loyal messenger for Christ. Brother Hart would not compromise the truth 
for fame or finance, and when the sad news of his departure reached us, the 
spontaneous thought of St. Paul's consolation vividly flashed as true in his 
case: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept 
the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness." 
God help us to emulate the patience and self-control of this grand man. 

J. B. RBSPASS, 
M. C SMITH, 
D. G. BERRY, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS. 



Your Committee on Nominations beg leave to make the following nomi- 
nations: 

For President — E. A. Moye. 
For Vice-President — J. S. Basnight. 
For Treasurer — H. E. Moseley. 
For Recording Secretary — S. H. Bright. 
For Corresponding Secretary — L. T. Rightsell. 
For Trustees Atlantic Christian College— J. J. Harper, W. W. Farmer, J. 
B. Dean, J. B. Jones and George Hackney. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. J. HARPER, Chairman. 



REPORT OF ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. 

Matriculates — Male, 20 ; Female, 71 91 

Boarders 45 

Regular College Course 50 

Ministerial Course 7 

Art Department 10 

Instrumental Department 50 

Vocal Department 10 

Elocution Department 13 

Telegraphy and Business 12 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 



We, your Committee on Ministerial Relief, report as follows: 
We find that a Committee on Ministerial Relief was appointed at last Con- 
vention, and that a collection was asked from all the churches for the 
benefit of our aged preachers. There has been but one collection taken 
during the year and that was from Albemarle, and the amount contributed 
was $3.25. 

We find there was about $6.00 sent from Athens chapel last year, but we 
do not know what became of it. 

We recommend and urge that all the churches take collections this year 
for this purpose, and that no part of it be sent to our National Board, as no 
preacher in the State is receiving any help from that source. 

We further recommend that this money be held by our Treasurer for the 
especial benefit of our worn-out preachers. 

P. S. SWAIN, 
— ; , £>. W. SUMRELL, 
F. WARD, 
N. D. MYERS, 

Committed 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EVANGELIZING. 



We, your Committee on Evangelizing, after carefully examining the field, 
and with earnest effort, beg leave to report as follows: 

1st. We recommend that the following churches have immediate help: 
Spray, $100; Belhaven, $100; Grimesland, $15; Dover, $100; Plymouth, $100: 
Darden's, $25 There are other places which need attention, but they have 
not made application, and we therefore desire to commend these to the 
early consideration of the new Board. 

2nd. We recommend that the above appropriations be paid quarterly to 
the churches, and that the Board require that a full report be filed with 
the Board, from the pastor in charge of each church, before paying any 
part of the above appropriation. 

3rd. We recommend that an evangelist be put in the field as soon as pos- 
sible, if a suitable man can be obtained, but none be put out unless such 
man be found. 

4th. We further recommend that the churches raise the pledges and as 
much more as possible during the winter months, and not wait for the Con- 
vention, thus crippling the Board in their efforts to do evangelistic work. 

5th. We further recommend that the Secretary of the State Board notify 
each church which has not pledged, and urge it to report its pledge at once 
to the State Board; and we recommend that each church make a pledge. 

6th. We recommend that the C. W. B. M. National Board be requested to 
help Asheville as usual, as we feel sure it is necessary, and will be money 
well expended. Respectfully submitted, 

W. J. CRUMPLER. 

Chairman; 
H. D. HARPER, SR., 
GEORGE HACKNEY, 
K. R. TUNSTALL, 
W. R. PARKER, 
D. W. DAVIS, 
A. J. MOYE, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 



Whereas, we have been favored by Providence with exceptionally fine 
weather during the sessions of this Convention, and 

Whereas, we have been generously, bountifully, and pleasantly entertained 
in the homes of the people of Greenville, therefore, 

Resolved, That we express our gratitude to our Father in Heaven for his 
providence and loving care; and that we express to the people of Green- 
ville our most sincere thanks for their hospitality which we have so much 
enjoyed, and wish for them the continued favor of God; and further 

Resolved, That we express our thanks to the newspapers for their kind- 
ness in so fully reporting the proceedings of our Convention. 

M. S. SPEAR, 
P. B. HALL, 
C. D. BROWN. 

Committee. 



REPORT OF H. E. MOSELEY, TREASURER N. C C. M. CONVENTION. 



1902--'03. Receipts. 

November 4 — Received from George Hackney, Ex. Treas $ 373 30 

December 12 — Received from J. D. Waters, Airy Grove Church...*. 2 25 



10 

January 16— Received from J. D. Waters (Benj. L, Smith, Secre- 
tary of A. C. M. Society) 75 00 

February 2 — Received from J. D. Waters, Airy Grove Church 3 00 

February 6— Received from J. D. Waters, Collections on State 

Missions 81 58 

March 6 — Received from J. D. Waters, Collections on State Missions 89 52 

May 22— Received from J. D. Waters— Collections on State Missions 169 86 

July 27 — Received from J. D. Waters, part payment on minutes 27 00 

July 3 — Received from J. D. Waters, collection on State Missions.. 15 74 

July 31— Received from J. D. Waters, collection on State Missions 20 02 
September 3— Received from J. D. Waters (Benj. L. Smith, Sec. of 

A. C. M. S.) 75 00 

September 3— Received from J. D. Waters (W. G. Johnston, State 

C E. Society 85 

October 1— Received from L. T. Rightsell, Cor. Sect'y on State Work 15 50 

October 1 — Received from Greenville Church, donated by A. E. Moye 12 00 
October 27 — Received from L. T. Rightsell, Cor. Sect'y, collection for 

State work 119 77 

October 29 — Received from L. T. Rightsell, Cor. Sect'y, collection for 

State work 350 84 

Total receipts from all sources $1431 23 

1902 Disbursements. 

November 4 — Paid for one book for Treasurer 85 

November 12 — Paid D. H. Petree for reporting Convention 10 00 

November 15 — Paid C. W. Howard for mission work at Butler's.... 10 00 

December 5 — Paid J. D. Waters, salary for November 50 00 

December 5 — Paid J. D. Waters, travelling expenses for November 6 64 
1903. 

January 17 — Paid J. D. Waters, salary for December 50 00 

January 17 — Paid J, D. Waters, travelling expenses for December.. 15 00 

February 6 — Paid J. D. Waters, salary for January. 50 00 

February 6 — Paid J. D. Waters, travelling expenses for January. ... 18 40 

February 21 — Paid D. H. Petree for minutes 60 00 

February 21 — Paid D. H. Petree for mailing minutes. 21 50 

February 21 — Paid D. H. Petree for stationery. 11 99 

March 6 — Paid J. D. Waters, salary for February 50 00 

March 6 — Paid J. D. Waters, travelling expenses for February 23 80 

March 18 — Paid J. W. Tyndall, missionary work at Pollocksville. ... 12 50 

April 6 — Paid D. W. Arnold, transcribing minutes 10 00 

May 22— Paid J. D. Waters, salary for March and April 100 00 

May 22 — Paid J. D. Waters, travelling expenses for March and April 10 95 

July 3— Paid J. D. Waters, salary for May and June 100 00 

July 3 — Paid J. D. Waters travelling expenses for May and June. ... 22 62 

July 15 — Paid Rev. Mr. Leighton, mission work at Dover 12 50 

July 3 — Paid Claris Yewell, mission work at Plymouth 30 00 

July 31 — Paid J. D. Waters, for stamps, stationery, &c 14 11 

July 31 — Paid J. D. Waters for Literature. 12 75 

July 31— Paid J. D. Waters, salary for July 50 00 

July 31— Paid J. D. Waters, travelling expenses for July 13 97 

August 8 — Paid Claris Yewell for months work at Plymouth 15 00 

September 3 — Paid J. D. Waters expenses for holding meeting at 

Darden's . 29 00 

September 4 — Paid L. T. Rightsell, salary as Corresponding Secre- 
tary for August 5 00 

September 4 — Paid L. T. Rightsell for postage, &c 90 

September 2 — Paid L. T. Rightsell, salary for September 5 00 

September 2 — Paid L. T. Rightsell, travelling expenses, &c, for Sept. 2 93 



11 

September 2 — Paid J. S. Basnight, travelling expenses from New 

Bern to Kinston during the year to meetings of the Board 12 60 

October 2 — Paid E. A. Moye, travelling expenses to the Board meet- 
ings during the year 12 00 

October 10 — Paid J. S. Henderson, mission work at Berea 16 00 

October 10 — Paid J. R. Tingle, mission work at Grimesland 15 00 

October 10 — Paid Rev. Mr. Leighton, mission work at Dover 12 50 

October 10 — Paid J. W. Tyndall for mission work at Pollocksville . . 12 50 

October 29 — Paid J. L. Burns, mission work at Grantsboro 10 00 

October 29 — Paid J. L. Burns, mission work at Lowlands 10 00 

October 29 — Paid W. O. Winfield, mission work at Bellhaven 100 00 

October 29 — Paid L. T. Rightsell, salary for October 5 00 

October 29 — Paid L. T. Rightsell for expenses for October 4 00 



Total disbursements $1035 01 



November 1 — To balance on hand $ 396 22 

H. E. MOSELEY, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. 

Wilson, N. C, Nov. 21, 1903. 
George Hackney, Treasurer, in account with Atlantic Christian College. 

Receipts. 

Received from note discounted $1182 00 

Received from Silas Lucas (rent) 6 00 

Received from D. W. Arnold 50 00 

Received from Lang 10 00 

Received from J. J. Harper 1668 36 



$2916 66 

Disbursements. 

Amount overdrawn last year $ 180 10 

Branch & Co., note 306 00 

Expenses, deeds and printing „ 13 75 

Repairs 611 67 

Furniture 928 59 

J. J. Harper, and expenses 403 06 

Interest 19 59 

Balance • $2916 66 



REPORT OF THE CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 



It has been the object of the present Board to carry forward the work of 
its predecessors with wisdom and good judgment. To-day we are able to 
report the seen results of our labors, and we trust to the wisdom of God, 
who directs all things, and who is a helper to all those who will be his 
co-workers in a worthy cause. 

The Convention chose J. D. Waters as State Evangelist, and he labored 
under the direction and with the co-operation of the Board at a salary of 
$50.00 per month and expenses, until the first of August, 1903, when he 
resigned for the purpose of entering Kentucky University. His reports 
were given from time to time to the public through the "Watch Tower," 
and were, no doubt, read by the majority of the brotherhood. Through his 
visitations and personal presence the churches were encouraged to exert 



12 

themselves in the matter of contributions to the State work. He says: 

"I had paid Bro. H. E. Moseley at our last regular meeting $483.97. After 
holding the Darden meeting (the last work he did) I received from the 
American Christian Missionary Society a check for $75.00 and a money order 
from W. G. Johnston for 85 cents from the C. E. Society, thus making in all 
$558.82 that I paid to the State Treasury of our Convention. One Hundred 
and Fifty Dollars of this money came from the American Christian Mis- 
sionary Society. 

It will be well to mention that one month of my time was given to the 
Society while the other time was spent in visiting the churches. 

(1). I organized three Sunday Schools. 

(2). Many new fields were visited. Tarboro, Rocky Mount, Goldsboro, 
Greensboro, Wilmington, Aurora and Columbia. The latter has been organ- 
ized, and all the other places were found to have a nucleus to begin with. 

(3). Many old churches that had not co-operated in the State work for 
years were visited and induced to co-operate." 

During the year the Board has appropriated various sums to weak 
churches. 

The sum of $25.00 was paid to J. W. Tyndall for the Pollocksville church. 

$25.00 was paid to A. F. Leighton for the Dover church. 

W. O. Winfield was paid $100.00 for the Bellhaven work. 

J. R. Tingle was paid for work at Grimesland $15.00. 

Claris Yewell was paid for the Plymouth work $45.00. 

J. L. Burns was paid for the work at Grantsboro $10.00, and Lowlands 
$10.00. 

J. S. Henderson was allowed $16.00 for the work at Berea. 

J. D. Waters was allowed $29.00 for a meeting at Dardens. 

$360.00 was paid to the Christian Church at Ayden, and $140.00 to the 
Atlantic Christian College, making $500.00, the Convention's interest in 
the Carolina Christian College property, recently sold. 

L. T. RIGHTSELL, 
Corresponding Secretary. 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



SCHOOLS. 


SUPERINTEND- 
ENTS. 


POST OFFICE. 


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Contribu- 
tions all 
Purposes. 


Antioch 


G. W. Freeman 

J. F. Latham 

H. P. Loftin 

L. M. Omer 

R. W. Smith.. 

Maye > ay lor 

W. W. Sawyer 

G. W. Brinson 


Farmville 

Surry. 


9 


50 


$ 24 50 


Athens Chapel 


Armenia 


Kinston .... 








Asheville 


Asheville 

Ayden ......... 

Hugo 

Bay 


6 
6 
8 

12 
10 


45 
40 
56 
92 
65 


36 00 


Ayden 

Airy Grove 


12 00 
2 00 


Albemarle 


15 00 


Bethany 


Arapahoe 


50 90 


Bethany 




Broad Creek 












Bay Creek 

Belhaven 

Bulah 












E. W. Latham 


Belhaven.. 


8 


50 


39 76 


Berea 


S S. Gibson. 


Du rant's Neck. 
Grifton 


10 
3 


79 

35 


20 


Bethel 


W. J. Allen 


13 00 


Christian Hope 






Concord 












Concord Christian 

Christian 


J. U. Gary 

N. B Hood 


Merritt 

Dunn 


8 
4 

7 


40 
25 
45 


5 67 
15 00 


Edward 


Belle Bennett Edward 


15 00 






Eureka 


E. Godwin Star Light 

vV. 0. Ewell 1 Creed's Va 

if. H. Proctor Grimesland ... 

R. C. Wayne New Bern 

W. R. Parker Greenville 

T. C. Gray Trenton 


6 

8 
6 
8 
6 

8 


50 
32 
35 
67 
42 
55 




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2 50 


Grimesland 


50 


Gallilee 

Greenville 

Haskins ( Impel 

Kit Swamp 

Kinston. 


14 93 
40 00 












Kala 


W. A. Franklin 


Creeds, Va. . . . . 
Middleton 


12 


72 


7 66 


Middleton 

Mt. Olive 


25 


Mill Creek 












New Bern . 


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North River 











Oriental 


V W Haskins 


Oriental 


8 


20 


26 00 








Pleasant Union 


G W. Westbrook.. . . 
Mildred Darden 


Star Light 

Plymouth 


2 
5 


75 
30 


3 00 


Plymouth 


40 


Poplar Chapel 




Red Oak 






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"42 
30 




Rural Hall 


J F Miller 


Rural Hall 

Mackey's Ferry. 


28 00 


Saints' Delight 






South Yfest 






Salem 




Qiiinerly 

Scuppernong. . . 

Grifton 

Trenton 

Pungo 

Wilson 


7 
4 

2 

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12 


38 
35 
15 

"71 
100 




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Timothy 


T. J. Basnight 

J H Collins 


12 00 
9 21 


Trenton 

Tuckahoe 

Union Grove 


J. L. Kiusey 

D. H. Adams 

J. S. Thomason 


2 00 
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Washington 


95 00 


Wilson's Mills 












Zion's Chapel 


R. W. Lewis 


Roper 


10 


51 


6 61 






Total 1 1 


228 


1542 


$ 511 69 



17 

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN COL- 
LEGE AS ADOPTED AT WILSON, N. C, AND AMENDED 
AT GREENVILLE, N. C. 

Incorporated May 1st, 1902. 

Article I. This School shall be known by the name Atlantic Christian 
College. 

Art. II. It shall be owned and controlled by the North Carolina Christian 
Missionary Convention, of the Christian Church, of North Carolina. 

Art. III. Its object shall be the dissemination of knowledge, religious, 
scientific and practical, to white persons of both sexes, in all branches 
usually taught in colleges, and such as are necessary to meet the require- 
ments of advancing Christian civilization and enlightenment. 

Art. IV. Its Curriculum shall at all times include such branches of study, 
under competent instructors, as shall be necessary to thoroughly equip and 
prepare persons desiring to enter the Christian ministry. 

Art. V. Preparatory branches shall be taught for the convenience of 
persons not prepared for the regular collegiate course of study. 

Art. VI. Its buildings, grounds, furnishings, supplies of material, and 
control and management shall be committed to a Board of Trustees, com- 
posed of fifteen, and not more than twenty-five discreet persons, who are 
members of the said Christian Church. They shall be elected annually by 
the said North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention, at its regular an- 
nual session, and their tenure of office shall be as follows: 

All the members of said Board, elected in October, 1902, shall serve until 
the close of the annual session of said Convention in 1903, when the first five 
named on the list shall be retired and five others elected at said session to 
fill said vacancies. And so on the terms of service of the five succeeding 
members on the original list, expiring at each succeeding Convention, until 
the last five shall have been retired, and their places filled. 

This article shall not, however, be so construed as to prevent the re-elec- 
tion of members of said Board to succeed themselves indefinitely. They 
shall organize by electing from their number a Chairman, Secretary and 
Treasurer, or one person who shall act as both Secretary and Treasurer. 
The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer and one other Trustee shall con- 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business, except as hereinafter pro- 
vided, and shall meet at such time and place as they think proper, or at 
the call of the Chairman. 

Art. VII. The Secretary and Treasurer shall keep a strict account of the 
transactions of his office and report in detail to the Convention at each 
annual session. 

Art. VIII. All monies collected for or in the interest of the College shall be 
paid over promptly to the Treasurer. And the board of trustees may; if 
they think proper, require a bond of the Treasurer, in such sum as they 
think sufficient to secure the funds in his hands. 

Art. IX. The trustees may, if they think best, a majority being present, 
elect one of their number, or some other suitable person, who is a member 
of the said Christian Church, Chancellor of the College, whose province and 
duty shall be to solicit patronage and collect funds for the College, and 
who with the Secretary and Treasurer, shall superintend and direct any 
work on the College buildings or grounds, or pertaining to the same; and 
they together shall exercise a general supervision and control over the 
business interests, and the conduct of the College, not in conflict with other 
provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws. The Board of Trustees, a ma- 
jority being present, except as otherwise herein provided, shall determine 
the work of the Chancellor and the amount of his salary. The term of his 
office shall continue until his term as trustee expires, unless made vacant 
by death, resignation or until declared vacant by the Board of Trustees, a 



18 

majority being present. The Chancellor shall make full report of his work 
to the Board of Trustees at each regular meeting. 

Art. X. Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Trustees shall be filled by 
said Board a majority being present. 

Art. XI. When any debt is to be contracted exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars, (in any one year), or bonds to be issued, or mortgages to be given 
on the property of the College, the entire number of the Trustees shall be 
summoned, and at least a majority of them shall be present at any meeting 
called for such purpose. 

Art. XII. In all cases where a majority of the Trustees are required to 
vote, they may do so in person or by proxy duly appointed in writing. 

Art. XIII. It shall be the province and duty of said Board of Trustees, 
to make any arrangement, or enter into any terms that they deem best for 
the successful conduct of the College, from year to year. In pursuance 
of this object, the Board may employ and make a contract with the Presi- 
dent, or any person elected to become such, or make other and different 
arrangements with him. And any such President-elect may employ teach- 
ers and their assistants for the various departments in the College, and 
also the Matron, but the Board shall reserve the right to confirm, or for 
sufficient cause reject all such teachers, assistants and Matron. 

The Board shall also reserve the right to dismiss for good and sufficient 
reasons, at any time during a collegiate year, or at any other time, any 
President, teacher, or assistant teacher, matron or chancellor, after giving 
them fifteen days notice, and after all salaries due such persons shall have 
been paid to the time of such dismissal. 

Art. XIV. This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the 
Convention, at any annual session, such amendment having been recom- 
mended by a majority of the Board of Trustees in session. 

Read and adopted in open Convention, at Wilson, N. C, October 30th, 
1902, and amended at Greenville, N. C, October 29th, 1903. 

A true copy attest. 



BY-LAWS. 



Section 1. The discipline of Atlantic Christian College shall be impartial 
and gentle, but firm, and administered in the interest of the pupils. 

Sec. 2. Any pupil may be expelled from the College for persistent insub- 
ordination to the President, or to any teacher, or for other good and suffi- 
cient reasons. In such case he or she shall be charged with board and tui- 
tion only to the time of such expulsion. 

Sec. 3. The terms and conditions of board, tuition and other expenses in 
the College, shall be those published in the annual catalogue, at or before 
the beginning of each scholastic year, such catalogue each year having been 
submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval. 

Sec. 4. The President, teachers and pupils, respectively, shall be held 
responsible for any abuse of the College buildings, furniture or furnishings, 
or other property, and they shall be required to make good any such damage. 

Sec. 5. The male and female pupils shall not be permitted to associate 
together, except so far as their school work and meals require it. 

Sec. 6. No male pupil shall fce allowed to enter the College campus after 
dark, except in company with one of the teachers, or by permission of the 
President. And no young man shall be allowed to call on a pupil boarding 
in the College, or other female pupil while she is within the College campus, 
without the written consent of both father and mother, or guardian of such 
pupil, and consent of the President. And no young lady or girl, boarding in 
the College shall be permitted to leave the building at night, or the College 



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campus at any time, except in company with one of the lady teachers or 
other person designated by the President. And no such pupil shall be per- 
mitted to go to her home, and no one shall be allowed to accompany another 
pupil to her home, except in either case, she has the written consent of both 
her father and mother or guardian, and the President. 

Sec. 7. The government of the College and the application of the provis- 
ions of the Constitution and By-Laws, except as hereinbefore provided, 
shall at all times be in the hands of the President. 

Sec. 8. These By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the 
Convention, at any annual session, such amendment having been recom- 
mended by a majority of the Board of Trustees in session. 

Read and adopted in open Convention, at Wilson, N. C, October 30th, 1902. 

A true copy attest. 



CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 
MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



Article I. This organization shall be called the North Carolina Christian 
Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread of 
the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate- funds for other 
fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the church of 
Christ, who have been sent by their respective churches, or by an associa- 
tion of churches, of delegates to its Annual Convention. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. All 
Evangelists whose names appear on the list of preachers of this Conven- 
tion are members by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording 
Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be elected 
annually, and hold their respective offices until their successors shall be 
elected. 

Art. VI. Each congregation belonging to this Convention may adopt such 
method of supplying itself with regular preaching as it may deem most 
practicable; provided, however, if any church or congregation shall call to 
its ministry a man of unworthy cnaracter, or take any action that would 
injure the cause or hinder progress, then such church shall be adjudged 
disorderly. 

Art. VII. The officers of the Convention, shall constitute a Board of 
Managers whose duty it shall be to carry into execution the work of the 
Convention. They shall meet on call of the President, and during the 
interval between the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body; 
employ Evangelists and Agents, and direct them in their field of labor. 
They shall keep a full record of their proceedings, and make report through 
the Corresponding Secretary at the annual Convention, making such recom- 
mendations as they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall constitute 
a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice President, and Recording Secretary, shall 
perform the duties usually belonging to such offices as the annual Conven- 
tion. The Corresponding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay them to 
the Treasurer keeping an account of tne same. He may also be employed as 
General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums paid him for services. 
The Treasurer shall receive from the Corresponding Secretary all funds, 
pay them out on order of the Clerk of the Board, keep an accurate account 
of the same, and make report at the annual Convention. 



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Art. IX. The Annual Convention may annually contribute a percentage 
of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Christian 
Missionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined by the Convention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday after the 4th 
Lord's day in October, at such place as may have been determined by the 
last Annual Convention. In case the Convention shall have failed to ap- 
point a place, the Board shall select a place of meeting. 

Art. XI. This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of 
the members present at any regular meeting of the Convention; provided 
such amendment shall have first been recommended by the Board, or a 
year's notice shall have been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be known 
as Union Meeting Districts, and each district may choose its own method 
of works, and may contrioute its collections for missionary purposes, or 
any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Art. XIII. All who contemplate entering the ministry, and becoming mem- 
bers of the N. C. C. M. Convention, shall be examined by a committee of 
three on examination for ordination, appointed by the President of the 
Convention, and duly ordained by said Convention. But the Board of Man- 
agers may examine and ordain such applicants or appoint a committee to do 
so when the Convention is not in session. 

Art. XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any organization taking 
part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall be subject to the authority 
of the Convention, and any congregation or individual member who will not 
submit to the authority of the Convention shall be considered disorderly. 

BY-LAWS. 

No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of the Convention as regards 
devising ways and means for the spread of the Gospel, ministers, individual 
members, and congregations shall be required to answer to the Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, minister, or individual member, contrary 
to the deliberations of the Convention, shall be considered disorderly. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a committee of three 
shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minister, or individual mem- 
ber, and three others, chosen by the Board or President of the Convention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Churcn of Christ shall be provided with creden- 
tials of the Convention, and shall not ask congregations to accept them 
without said credentials. 

No. 5. The Convention shall have a seal, and stamp with it all proceed- 
ings and actions of an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty of insubordination shall be suspensions from the Con- 
vention; but all possible moderation shall be used in deciding questions of 
insubordination. 



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gHRISTIAN WOMAN'S BOARD OF 



^•MISSIONS-^ 



51st jmW^ eOI)YEQTIOI), 

GREENVILLE, N. C, 

October 27, 1903. 



Christian Woman's Board of Missions, 



OFFICERS. 
Members of the C. W. B. M. State Board. 

MRS. J. B. JONES, Wilson President. 

MRS. C. A. D. GRAINGER, Kinston Vice-President. 

MISS KATE BARNES, Wilson Treasurer. 

MISS MARY KILPATRICK, Wilson Cor. Sec. and Organizer. 

MRS. HAYWOOD EDMUNDSON, Wilson Rec. Secretary. 

MISS ALICE HINES, Tarboro Superintendent Y. P. Wort. 

Advisory Board. 

MRS. CALVIN WOODARD Wilson. 

MRS. J. H. HARDY Wilson. 

MRS. D. W. ARNOLD Wilson. 

MRS. DOUGLAS HACKNEY Wilson. 

MISS DAISY HERRING Wilson. 

MRS. W. J. CRUMPLER Washington. 

MRS. L. M. OMER Asheville. 

MRS. N. J. ROUSE Kinston. 

Send Quarterly Reports to Miss Mary Kilpatrick, Wilson, N. C, 
Send money for State Work to Miss Kate Barnes, Wilson, N. C. 
Send Monthly Dues to Mrs. Helen E. Moses, 102 East Market Street. 
Indianoplis, Indiana. 



PKOCEEDINGS OF THE C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 



The thirty-first annual Convention of the Christian Woman's 
Board of Missions was held in the Christian Church, of Greenville, 
K C., October 27th, 1903. 

At 9 :30 o'clock the first regular session of the Convention was 
called to order by the President, Mrs. J. B. Jones. 

The devotional exercises were conducted by the President, 

Mrs, H. L. Coward in behalf of the Auxiliary and people of Green- 
ville, extended a most cordial welcome to the Convention assembled 
which was happily responded to by Mrs. Phil Crawford, of Kinston. 

The announcement of committees was as follows : 

Committee on Future Work — Mrs. ~N. J. Rouse, Miss Daisy Car- 
mon, Miss Kate Barnes and Mrs. L. M. Omer. 

Committee on Young People's Work — Mrs, Sallie Hines, Miss 
Snakenburg and Mrs. J. E. Taylor. 

Committee on Literature — Miss Mary Kilpatrick, Mrs. P. B. Hall, 
Miss Mary Moye and Miss Stilley. 

Auditing Committee — Mrs. W. D. LaRoque, Mrs. S. B. Taylor. 

Committee on Nomination — Mrs. W. J. Crumpler, Chairman. 

Then followed the annual address of the President, Mrs. Jones. 
She spoke of the growth of the C. W. B. M., and our work in the past, 
and urged enlargement for the future. 

REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 

At the National Convention in Detroit, Mich., Louise Kelly said "The Law 
of life is growth. Build the more stately mansions is the yearning cry 
of every growing soul that stretches its wings upward toward the light, 
seeking to emerge from the narrow chambers of a restricted past into the 
larger life and liberty of its God-given inheritance." 

Sisters of the Auxiliaries in North Carolina you have grown; your reports 
show steady growth, and I am sure there has been growth which cannot 
be reported; your meetings, if they have been what they should be, have 
given strength to each one of you. 

The report is as follows: 

Number of Auxiliaries reporting 21 

Number of members 291 

Number of members gained 97 

Number of Tidings taken 119 

Amount contributed to General Fund $ 233 60 

Amount contributed on M. W. B. M. Day offerings 114 74 

Amount contributed to State Fund 177 91 

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At the beginning of the year Mrs. L. M. Omer visited several churches 
as organizer. She organized auxiliaries at Grifton, Greenville, Stoneville 
and Greensboro. Stoneville has never reported. 

Nine auxiliaries raised their full apportionment for State work, and in 
eleven auxiliaries offerings were taken for the "Burgess Memorial." Never 
before in the history of our work have so many of you taken such an interest 
in the Special Offering. 

You have almost doubled your list of Tidings subscribers, your offerings 
are larger than ever before. Every auxiliary except four has increased its 
membership. 

Number of auxiliaries gained * 4 

Number of reporting auxiliaries 21 

Number of new members enrolled 97 

Christian women, do you realize what great opportunities are yours? Do 
you know that during this year the auxiliary membership may be doubled 
and the offerings to National and State Treasuries be increased three-fold? 
This much I am sure may be accomplished. 

"Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute; 
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it; 
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. 
Only engage and then the mind grows heated; 
Begin and then the work will be completed." 

MARY KILPATRICK, Cor. Secretary. 



TREASURER'S REPORT. 



Amount in Treasury at beginning of year $ 85 57 

Total receipts from all sources for State work 183 92 

Received from National Board 200 00 

Total in Treasury $ 496 49 

Total disbursements for State work $ 192 23 

Sent to Asheville from National Board 200 00 

Total disbursements $392 23 

Amount in Treasury Oct. 26th $ 78 31 

Respectfully submitted, 

ROSA LOFTIN. 



REPORT OF ORGANIZER. 

Number of days spent in the field 64 

Number of churches visited . 7 

Number of Auxiliaries visited 5 

Number of Auxiliaries organized 2 

Number members added to existing auxiliaries 9 

Tiding subscribers secured 34 

Junior Builders subscribers secured 20 

Homes visited 83 



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Money received for Jamaica relief fund $ 6 00 

Money received for State fund 6 29 

Number Little Light Bearers secured 19 

Number Mission Bands organized 1 with 28 members 

Members added to Mission Bands 6 

A large amount of literature has been distributed every where there has 
been encouragement. In five of the seven churches visited, the women have 
said "We will take hold of the work if some one will tell us how." 

There is much personal work needed. House to house visiting. There is 
a large uncultivated field in North Carolina, and with patient, untiring effort 
we may reap harvests year by year. 

Our work in the State depends upon the children; we must train them up 
in the work and we could have a Mission Band in every church in North 
Carolina if we could find a superintendent everywhere. We need conse- 
crated leaders. 

We may accomplish great things if we will only "Launch out into the 
Deep." 

Miss Mary Kilpatrick then read "Why our Auxiliary did not dis- 
band." 

Song: "Forever with The Lord." Mrs. Travis Hooker. 
Paper : The Twentieth Century Woman's God-given opportunity. 
Miss Anna Howard. 
Song: "America." 
Announcements and benediction. 



AFTERNOON" SESSION. 

Praise service led by Mrs. O. K. Stilley. Prayer by Miss Lackey. 
Song: "From Greenland's Icy Mountains." 
Recitation by "Little Light Bearer." 

In the absence of Mrs. W. D. Johnston " Children's Hour" was 
read by Miss Mary Moye. 

REPORT OF Y. P. D. OF C. W. B. M. FOR THE YEAR 1902-1903. 

Nothing is more striking than contrast. Before presenting this, my fifth 
annual report of the Y. P. D. of C. W. B. M. in North Carolina, I have care- 
fully gone over the fields contrasting the might-have beens with the 
have beens, and must confess that a depressing sadness momentarily over- 
shadows me — so much we might have done; so little we have done. 

The more imperative the reason says "hope" to dispel gloomy shadows. 

"Let us then be up and doing, 
With a heart for any fate, 
Still achieving, still pursuing, 
Learn to labor and to wait." 



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During these five years the Y. P. D. has had very little done for it, but it 
has shown that despite adverse circumstances it has kept alive and grew 
some year by year. Could we not reasonably expect a phenomenal growth 
were it properly nurtured and cared for? 

Every one admits that, just as Spring time is the season to plant for the 
vegetable kingdom, so is the spring time of life the season to plant for the 
spiritual kingdom. Then why thus neglect so important a matter? The 
answer is almost invariably the same — "I am willing but I do not know 
how." Your superintendent is fully persuaded in his own mind that there 
is just where the trouble lies. It is not that our people are incapable or 
entirely indifferent, but as they say — they do not know how. They think 
of it as a departure from the old beaten track something they have never 
tried and are timid about making the venture. Now that we have the cause, 
what is the remedy? You must admit the only rational one is give out in- 
formation from which inspiration shall, be caught, and the best way to im- 
part the needed information is through a practical, well-informed consecrated 
organizer. Do not expect too much of her in too short a time. She must 
first prepare the soil before the seed can be sown. Then the seed must have 
time to germinate and grow according to natural laws. This would insure 
strong, healthy plants and rich fruitage — forced growths are never very 
hardy. 

These are no visionary fancies that I have presented to you; they are 
deep convictions based on personal experience, and I trust they will have 
some weight with the committees planning for our future work. 

Before giving you the statistical report, perhaps it is well to make the 
following statements: To be placed on the Honor Roll, an organization 
must have given more than it did the preceding year; to present the Banner, 
it must have made the second highest average offering per member to 
the C. W. B. M. treasury; to receive the Banner it must have made the 
highest average offering per member. 

The books for the department were kept open until September 30. Re- 
ports were received from all the organizations in the State except Wash- 
ington. Its offering could not even be approximated since it had made 
no financial report to me during the year. This is especially to be regretted. 
Washington is one of our oldest societies, as well as best paying ones. 

Since the year's work was closed, Miss Kilpatrick, our zealous organizer 
who has been in the field little more than a month, reported a number of 
subscribers to Junior Builders, a long list of Little Light Bearers, and a 
Mission Band of 28 "members organized at Oriental. 

Statistical Report. 

Members 383 

Members gained 86 

Bands lost • • • 1 

Bands retained 12 

Little Light Bearers 35 

Subscriptions to J. B. . . . 43 

Conversions 23 

Amount contributed to C. W. B. M. . $ 180 30 

Amount contributed to other purposes 22 77 

Total $ 203 00 

Average offering per member for State 53 

Highest average offering per member of one organization. .$ 2 05 
Honor Roll: Armenia, Asheville, Farmville, New Bern and Winston. 
Dixonville presents the Banner. 
Farmville receives it. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ALICE HINES, Superintendent. 
October 27, 1903. 



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"Five Minute Talks by Our Missionaries/' by Misses Snakenburg, 
Loftin, Cannon and Mesdames Omer and Crumpler, Miss Lackey 
made a short talk on our work in Deoghur. 

Prayer by Mrs. Jones. 

Paper : "Jesus the Light of the World/' Mrs. P. B. Hall. 

Song: "The Heavenly Song." Miss Annie Joyner. 

Address: "Send Me." Mr. Merritt A. Owen. 

Announcements and benediction. 



EVENING SESSION. 
Devotional exercises conducted by Mrs. W. J. Crumpler. 
REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON FUTURE WORK. 

We, your Committee on Future Work, earnestly submit the following- 
report : 

1st. That our sister, Mary Kilpatrick, be appointed Secretary and Or- 
ganizer, with her headquarters at Wilson, N. C. 

2d. That she be employed at a salary of $25 per month the whole year 
round and her traveling expenses be paid out of State fund. Also, whenever 
an opportunity presents itself, she take a collection, to be turned over to 
the State Treasurer. 

3d. We recommend that special importance be laid upon the organization 
of our Young People's Societies, and Young Ladies' Missions Circles. 

4th. That our District managers ask for a place upon every Union Meeting 
program for the presentation of our C. W. B. M. work, and that the place be 
filled by one who can forcibly place the work before the minds and hearts 
of the people. 

5th. We urge upon our women the need of more enlightenment in mis- 
sionary work, and that each member of our Auxiliaries, as well as officers 
and organizer, make especial effort to have the "Missionary Tidings" and 
"Junior Builders" in each home, and that we each one pray for a deepening 
of the Spiritual life among the members of our Auxiliaries. 

6th. Realizing the meaning of our motto — "Faithfulness, fruitfulness, full- 
ness" — we earnestly urge each Auxiliary officer and those who make up the 
rank and file to go forward in the loved C. W. B. M. work as never before, 
to deny ourselves and take up our Cross and follow Jesus. 

7th. That we request the National Board to continue the apportionment of 
$200 to the State Board and the whole amount be appropriated to Asheville. 

8th. That each Auxiliary be requested to make their apportionment to 
State work as large as possible, and that they send it as early in the year 
as they possibly can. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. N. J. ROUSE, 
MISS KATE BARNES, 
MISS DAISY CARMEN, 
MRS. L. M. OMER. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON LITERATURE. 



We, your Committee on Literature, beg leave to submit the following re- 
port: 

Number Tidings subscriptions secured 19 

Number "Junior Builders" subscriptions secured 11 

Number books, "By Waysides in India," sold 23 

Number C. W. B. M. pins sold . . 3 

MARY KILPATRICK, Chairman. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON YOUNG PEOPLE'S WORK. 



We, your Committee on Young People's Work, beg leave to submit the 
following report: 

1st. That our present Superintendent, Miss Alice Hines, be retained; and 
that we heartily thank her for the faithful and efficient work done during the 
past year. 

2d. We recommend that a column in our State paper, "The Watch Tower," 
be kept up. 

3d. We recommend that the Superintendents of Mission Bands and 
Junior Societies give special attention to the "Little Light Bearers" roll and 
that the effort be made to put the "Junior Builders" in every family repre- 
sented in the Mission Bands. 

4th. That our Organizer, Miss Mary Kilpatrick, be kept in the field, and 
that she give special attention to the children's work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MRS. S. R. HINES, 

MISS KATIE SNAKENBERG, 

MRS. J. P. TAYLOR. 



REPORT OF NOMINATING COMMITTEE. 



For President — Mrs. J. B. Jones, Wilson. 

For Vice-President — Mrs. C. A. D. Grainger, Kinston. 

For Corresponding Secretary — Miss Mary Kilpatrick, Wilson. 

For Recording Secretary — Mrs. Haywood Edmundson, Wilson. 

For Treasurer — Miss Kate Barnes, Wilson. 

For Superintendent Y. P. D. — Miss Alice Hines, Tarboro. 

Advisory Board — Mrs. Calvin Woodard, Wilson; Mrs. J. N. Hardy, Wilson; 
Mrs. D. W. Arnold, Wilson; Mrs. Douglas Hackney, Wilson; Miss Daisy Her- 
ring, Wilson; Mrs. W. J. Grumpier, Washington; Mrs. L. M. Omer, Ashe- 
ville: Mrs. N. J. Rouse, Kinston. 

Address: — Miss Annie Agnes Lackey. 

Song — "Our Sunset Song." Miss Annie Joyner. 

Offering. 

Solo — Miss Newman. 

Final adjournment. 

Mrs. J. F. Taylor, Recording Secretary. 



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"■Beginning at Jerusalem" — Jesus. 



PROCEEDINGS 



SIXTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 



OP THE 



NORTH CAROLINA 

Ipirigisian JlpgionaflJ ^oqVeqliion, 



HELD WITH THE 



Christian Church at Washington, 

October 25th, 26th and 27th, 1904. 



OFFICERS. 

E. A. MOYE, President Greenville, N. C. 

C. W. HOWARD, Vice-President Kinston, N. C. 

J. B. JONES, Corresponding Secretary . . . . Wilson, N. C. 

L. 0. MOSELEY, Recording Secretary Kinston, N. C. 

H. E. MOSELEY, Treasurer Kinston, N. C. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND COMMERCIAL PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C 



"Beginning at Jerusalem 11 — Jesus. 

PROCEEDINGS 

OF THE 

SIXTIETH ANNUAL SESSION 

OF THE 

NORTH CAROLINA 

Wgtein J§|i^ion&Hj fpiiVeiilion, 

HELD WITH THE 

Christian Church at Washington, 

October 25th, 26th and 27th, 1904. 



OFFICERS. 

E. A. MOYE, President Greenville, N. C. 

C. W. HOWARD, Vice-President Kinston, N. C. 

J. B. JONES, Corresponding Secretary Wilson, N. C. 

L. 0. MOSELEY, Recording Secretary Kinston, N. C. 

H. E. MOSELEY, Treasurer Kinston, N. C. 



NASH BROTHERS, 

BOOK AND COMMERCIAL PRINTERS, 

GOLDSBORO, N. C. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE NOBTH CAEOLINA CHEISTIAN 
MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



FIEST DAY— MOENING SESSION. 

Wednesday, October 26, 1904. 

The North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention assembled 
at 9 o'clock A. M., President E. A. Moye presiding. 

C. W. Howard, of Kinston, N. C, conducted the devotional exer- 
cises, Meritt Owen, pastor of the Christian Church at Washington, 
N. C, then, in a brief address, cordially welcomed the delegates and 
visitors to Washington, and tendered for their use the homes and 
hospitality of the people. He was followed by E. A. Moye, who, in 
the name of the Convention, in a few well-chosen words, accepted 
the hospitality so freely offered. 

After an appropriate song, E. A. Moye, President of the Conven- 
tion, delivered his annual address. In it he reviewed the work of 
the official State Board since the last meeting of the Convention, 
and made some good recommendations, which he believed to be for 
the best interest of the Church. It was a scholarly address from 
start to finish, and made its impression on the Convention. 

The roll of churches was then called and the various reports were 
handed in, for which see the statistical table published elsewhere. 

Miscellaneous business was then taken up. 

On motion P. B. Hall was appointed by the Convention to write 
up the proceedings to be published in the papers of the town of Wash- 
ington, N. C. 

The President then announced the following committees : 

On Evangelizing — J. B. Jones, A. J. Moye, W. E. Parker, Mer- 
ritt Owen, J. J. Brinson, J. S. Henderson, W. K. Bishop. 

On Resolutions— W . O. Winfield, W. E. Williams, Thomas Green. 

On Obituaries — J. B. Bespass, W. W. Farmer, S. L. Wallace. 

On Nominations— S. B. Taylor, S. L. Wallace, J. J. Moore, S. F. 
Freeman. 

On Auditing — N. E. Eobinson, J. J. Brinson, W. PI. Stancill. 

On Ministerial Relief— N. D. Myers, J. S. Tunstall, J. A. Teel. 

On Temperance — H. S. Davenport, J. W. Tyndall, A. F. Leighton. 

On Examination and Ordination — C. AV. Howard, P. S. Swain, 
J. E. Tingle. 

On Publication and Literature— P. B. Hall, L. M. Omer, W. A. 
Davis. 

On Programme — J. J. Harper, Merritt Owen, Bartemus Woolard. 



After an appropriate song the benediction was pronounced by J. 
J. Harper, and recess until 2 :30 o'clock P. M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

The Convention was called to order at 2 :30 by the President. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by H. S. Davenport. 

The Convention next heard State Evangelist G. A. Keynolds on 
our State work. His report was encouraging; showing that much 
work had been done during his term with us, and that many fields 
were now ready for the harvest. His report was then submitted to 
the Committee on Evangelizing. 

The next entertainment was an address on Sunday School Work 
and Literature, by L. M. Omer which aroused new thought, and was 
followed in response by J. B. Jones, on what a teacher should do in 
the Sunday School. Teachers who heard this would do well to im- 
prove the time utilized in their class-work. 

A Ministers' work in the Sunday School was discussed by J. W. 
Tyndall. 

The Teachers Meeting, by Merritt Owen. 

The Country Sunday School, by P. S. Swain. 

Sunday School Literature, by H. C. Bowen. All of which was 
interesting and instructive to all present. Much can be learned, 
and great improvement by the suggestions presented by the speakers. 

On motion, Merritt Owen of Washington, K. R. Tunstall of Kiri- 
ston and J. T. Thomison was appointed a committee to work up a 
greater interest in Sunday School work of the State, and to provide 
for a Sunday School Convention. 

On motion, the Christian church, Fair View, of Martin county, 
was enrolled by the Convention. 

On motion, Amnion, Beaufort county, was dropped and Aurora 
was added to the roll of churches. Also Acre Chapel was dropped, 
and the name rightly continued, Long Acre. 

On motion, Oak Grove, Craven county, was dropped from the roll. 

On motion the Church of Christ at Darden's, Martin county, was 
changed to Gospel Light. 

After the benediction bv P. B. Hall, the Convention took a recess 
until 7 :30 P. M. 



EVENING SESSION. 

The Convention reassembled at 7 :30 P. M. Song 750. 

Devotional exercises by A. F. Leighton. Anthem by the Washing- 
ton choir. 

J. B. Jones, then introduced for the speaker of the evening, Dr. 
E. D. Power, of Washington, D. C. Text, Matt. 23 :10, "Neither 
be ye called masters; for one is your master, even Christ." Subject, 
"The Mastery of Jesus." The audience was treated to even more 
than was at first anticipated. The profound thought, the magnetic 
influence displayed, the sublime flight of oratory together with his 
great pathos, cadence and illumining quotations of great men and 
sacred writers held the great Convention spell-bound for one hour. 

After benediction by A. E. Leighton, the Convention took a recess 
until Thursday morning. 



SECOND DAY— MORNING SESSION. 

Thuesday, October 27, 1904. 

The Convention reassembled at 9 :00 A. M. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by C. W. Howard, of Kinston. 

Business of the day was taken up. 

On motion, Antioch Christian church, Pamlico Co., was enrolled 
on the minutes. This being the request of delegates, J. W. Roberson 
and J. W. McCleary. 

The Convention then heard J. R. Tingle on "Fellowship with 
Christ." The address was scholarly, and made a good impression 
upon the Convention. Then came the address which appealed to all 
of us, "Our State School," by the President of Atlantic Christian 
College, J. J. Harper. Plainly and profoundly we heard the 
words which told us of our lack of educational interest in North 
Carolina. 

J. B. Jones then gave us one of the best lectures of the morning 
on the "Kind of Preaching Most Needed." This lecture demanded 
the closest attention and will prove of much benefit to our preachers 
in this State. 

D. W. Davis then presented the plan inaugurated by the Board 
of Trustees of A. C. College, to issue bonds for the liquidation of the 
outstanding debt, and it seemed to impress all present as being a safe 
way. 

On motion, the name of Merritt Owen was enrolled upon the 
minutes of the Convention. 

On motion, D. W. Arnold was appointed by the Convention to pre- 



pare the minutes of the Convention and have twenty-five hundred 
copies printed. 

On motion, it was unanimously agreed by all persons present that 
the place for the next Convention to be held should be LaGrange, 
K C, October, 1905. 

After benediction by J. J. Harper, a recess was taken till 2:30 
P. M. 



AFTERNOON SESSION. 

At 2 :30 P. M. the Convention reassembled. 

Devotional exercises were conducted by L. M. Omer. Song by 
the Washington choir. 

On account of the absence of the treasurer H. E. Moseley, his 
report was read before the Convention, and adopted. (See report 
elsewhere). 

The Committee on Evangelizing made its report which was adopt- 
ed. (See report elsewhere. 

The Committee on Resolutions made its report which was adopted. 
(See report elsewhere.) 

The recommendation made by the Auditing Committee was accept- 
ed. No report having been made, as there was no data from which 
to work. 

The Committee on Obituaries made its report, which was adopted. 
(See report elsewhere.) 

Committee on Ministerial Relief made its report which was adopt- 
ed. (See report elsewhere.) 

Committee on Temperance made its report which was adopted. 
(See report elsewhere.) 

Committee on Examination and Ordination made its report which 
was adopted. (See report elsewhere.) 

Committee on Publication and Literature made its report which 
was adopted. (See report elsewhere.) 

Committee on Nominations made its report which was adopted. 
(See report elsewhere.) 

Committee on Programme made its report which was adopted. 
( See report elsewhere. ) 

On motion, the matter of employing a State Evangelist was left 
entirely to the State Board. After which the Convention took a 
recess till 7 :30 P. M. 



EVENING SESSION. 

The Convention reassembled at 7 :30 P. M. 

Song 721. Devotional exercises were conducted by P. B. Hall. 
Anthem by the Washington choir. 

President E. A. Move, then introduced for the speaker of the 
evening, Dr. F. D. Power, who delighted the Convention with a 
lecture on "Church Extension." 

H. C. Bowen was then called before the Convention who gave us 
some good things concerning the future of the Watch Tower. 

George L. Sniveley was then introduced and closed the convention 
with a most touching address on "Christian Benevolence." 

"Blest be the tie that binds," was then sung, and a fervent and 
touching prayer, by way of dismissal was offered by F. D. Power. 
Thus we parted to meet with the brethren in Convention at LaGrange, 
October, 1905. 

E. A. MOYE, President. 

L. H. COX, Secretary pro tern. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



REPORT OF EVANGELIZING COMMITTEE. 

1. We recommend that a State evangelist be employed for one year. 

2. That the State Board urge the Home Board to give for State work for 
next year, $500. 

3. That we endeavor to establish churches in the most desirable fields 
during the next year. 

4. That we request the various churches of the State to send their preach- 
ers to hold meetings in needy fields, and that the churches continue the 
salary of their preachers while in these meetings. 

5. We recommend that the Board take into consideration the work at 
Spray, N. C. 

6. We recommend that the Board assist Dover to the amount of $100 to 
secure a preacher. 

7. We recommend that the Board assist Plymouth and Dardens with the 
co-operation of Poplar Chapel in the securing of a preacher. 

8. We suggest that the Board appropriate $50 to Berea and Bethlehem, 
on condition that Bro. J. S. Henderson work for the two churches. 

9. Belhaven; we suggest that the Board appropriate $100 to this field. 

10. Macclesfield wants $100 in connection with Farmville. We suggest 
that the evangelist be sent to this field immediately. 

11. We suggest that the Board send a man to this field to investigate 
them, and hold a meeting, if necessary — Soundside, Gumneck and Sharon. 

EVANGELISTIC COMMITTEE. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON NOMINATION. 



We, your Committee on Nomination of Officers for the ensuing year, beg 
leave to submit the following report: 

President, E. A. Moye; Vice-President, C. W. Howard; Corresponding 
Secretary, J. Boyd Jones; Recording Secretary, L. O. Moseley; Treasurer, 
H. E. Moseley; Trustees of Atlantic Christian College, N. J. Rouse, D. W. 
Davis, J. S. Basnight, S. F. Freeman and Col. S. B. Taylor. 

S. B. TAYLOR, 
S. L. WALLACE, 
J. J. MOORE, 
S. F. FREEMAN, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON PUBLICATION AND LITERATURE. 



The Committee on Publication and Literature makes the following recom- 
mendations: 

That the churches report more freely and more often the items of news 
of interest to the brotherhood in the columns of the Watch Tower; also 
that they endeavor to stimulate the circulation of the Watch Tower in the 
State. 

That we encourage the circulation of tracts on important religious sub- 
jects, especially on first principles and godly living. 

That the Sunday-schools of our churches use our own literature and avoid 
the confusion of having different kinds of song books in the same school 
by selecting some good book and purchase a sufficient supply. 

That in view of the widespread and evil influence of literature of immoral 
and irreligious tendency, the ministers be careful to instruct the people on 
the importance of careful selection of books, papers and magazines. 

P. B. HALL, 
L. M. OMER, 
W. A. DAVIS, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS. 



Whereas, we have been favored by Providence with fine weather during 
the sessions of this Convention; and 

Whereas, We have been generously, beautifully and pleasantly entertained 
in the homes of the people of Washington; therefore 

Resolved, That we express our gratitude to our Father in heaven' for his 
providence and loving care; and that we express to the people of Washing- 
ton our most sincere thanks for their hospitality, which we have so much 
enjoyed, and wish for them the continued favor of God; and further, 

Resolved, That we express our thanks to the M. B. Church for kindly 
offering the use of their church during the session o± this Convention; and 
further, 

Resolved, That we express our thanks to the newspapers for their kind- 
ness in reporting the proceedings of our Convention. 

W. O. WINFIELD, 
W. R. WILLIAMS, 
THOMAS GREEN, 

Committee. 



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REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON TEMPERANCE. 



We, your Committee on Temperance, beg leave to submit the following 
resolution : 

Inasmuch as we realize the liquor traffic in ail its forms is foreign to the 
will of God and a great curse to his church and people, and knowing that 
the church only will successfully put down this great evil in our fair land, 
be it resolved therefore, that the church take a- decided stand against the 
liquor business in all of its forms. 

H. S. DAVENPORT, 
J. W. TYNDALL, 
A. F. LEIGHTON, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON MINISTERIAL RELIEF. 



We, your Committee on Ministerial Relief, report as follows: 
We earnestly recommend and urge that all the churches take up collec- 
tion this year on the first Lord's Day in July for the benefit of our aged 
and infirm preachers, this fund to be deposited with the treasurer of the 
State Board for this noble purpose. 

N. D. MYERS, 
J. S. TUNSTALL, 
J. A. TEEL, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF AUDITING COMMITTEE. 



We, your Auditing Committee, beg to report: 

Owing to the absence of the corresponding secretary and treasurer, we 
have no data from which to make a report. We recommend that our State 
Board take this matter in hand at their first meeting, and make report. 

W. H. STANCILL, 

For the Committee. 



REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATION AND ORDINATION. 



We, your Committee on Examination and Ordination, beg leave to submit 
the following report: 

That we have examined J. T. Brown, and having passed a satisfactory 
examination, we recommend that he be set apart to the work of the ministry 
at Wilson by the president of Atlantic Christian College, upon presentation 
of his letter from the church of his membership. I. W. ROGERS, 

Chairman Committee. 



REPORT ON OBITUARIES. 

Your Committee on Obituaries beg leave to report that during our Con- 
vention year, the ruthless hand of death, under the order* of Him who is: 
too good to err and too wise to be mistaken, has removed from our fellow- 
ship and their labor on earth, two of our aged and faithful preachers. Elder 



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J. L. Burns was called to his reward on Feb. 1, 1904. He died in harness 
with banner floating. Elder Jesse W. Holton passed from his labors to his 
reward, Aug. 9, 1904, and we further beg to make the obituaries published 
in the Watch Tower of October 7, of Bro. Holton and the resolutions offered 
and adopted by the Roanoke Union meeting held at Poplar Chapel, of Bro. 
Burns, as a part of this report. 

J. B. RESPESS, 
W. W. FARMER, 
S. L. WALLACE, 

Committee. 



REPORT OF CORRESPONDING SECRETARY. 



The year which has just closed has been a prosperous one for the farming 
Interests of our State and as a large majority of the membership of the 
Disciples of Christ are farmers, they have felt directly the results of this 
prosperity. "Praise God from whom all blessings flow," should be in the 
mouth and heart of every servant of the Master. 

Whether all have acted upon the principle of giving "as the Lord hath 
prospered them" we cannot say; that is a matter for the conscience of each 
individual. We can say that a considerable sum has come into our hands 
in what seems to have been a liberal manner and that this sum has been 
spent in accordance with the will of the brotherhood as expressed in their 
instructions to us at the Greenville convention one year ago. I should 
say has been spent in part, for we have still a surplus that will go on next 
year's work. There is to-day in the hands of our treasurer the sum of 
$254.12, as shown by his official report. With wisdom and economy this sum 
will go a long ways toward the success of the work, which we trust 
will be inaugurated and carried forward next year. 

The instructions given our Board at the last convention, was to employ 
and select, a State evangelist, but to select none unless a good one could 
be obtained. The members of the Board kept this admonition in mind and 
acted in accordance with it. Not knowing whether our receipts would 
justify us in employing a man for the whole year, it was first decided that if 
we dispensed with an evangelist's services for a part of the year the winter 
and spring months would be the proper time, as being less suited for pro- 
tracted efforts. But we were continually on the lookout and your corre- 
sponding secretary advertised and received letters from scores of the best 
ministers in every part of the country. After voluminous correspondence 
and much consultation with wise brethren our choice was made and he in 
the person of G. A. Reynolds is present to answer for himself. (Bro. Rey- 
nold's proposition was to come to us and labor at the rate of $1,000 per year 
for the last quarter of the Convention year, he to raise one-half of his salary. 
He came and was put to work in a very desolate part of the field, where he 
speedily showed himself competent both as a winner of souls and as a finan- 
cier, having more than done his part in the getting of means and pledges. 
At Williamston he resurrected a dead church and organized a gond congre- 
gation). At this, his first meeting, he showed his true realization of an 
evangelist's work by rejecting bad material instead of seeking to make a 
good report by reporting numbers. He had no additions, but several sub- 
tractions which would be a good plan for many others to follow. 

His report will show the places where meetings were held, most of which 
were as needy as places could be and the proper places for an evangelist's 
work. Of these places Williamston and Pinetown, especially ought to be 
helped by the Convention next year. 

The last Convention voted the sum of $440 for the help of six weak 
churches, and the Board realized that the brethren who had charge of 
this work must be paid and that they ought to be paid at the expiration of 
each quarter. (This was another reason for our not employing an evangelist 



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sooner than we did, realizing that an incompetent and high priced man's 
salary would be a subtraction from the pittances which these brethren were 
receiving.) P. S. Swain was paid $50 for work at Plymouth. He refused 
the balance, $50, which the Convention had voted to Plymouth, on the 
grounds that he had given but one fourth time to the church. In order to 
even matters the board sent the State evangelist to Plymouth to hold a 
meeting and paid Bro, Swain $25 for the Aurora work. R. A. Helsabeck was 
paid $100 for the Spray work. This work met with great misfortune during 
the year owing to the closing of the mills. Forty or fifty members moved 
away and weakened the cause very much. J. W. Tyndall was paid $100 for 
the Dover work. This church deserves help another year, as all the mem- 
bers have undergone heavy sacrifice for the cause. The sum of $25 was 
voted to Dardens, of which $6.25 was paid to Bro. J. L. Burns, and the 
balance to Bro. J. B. Respess, who took the work after Bro. Burn's death. 
One hundred dollars was paid Bro. J. R. Tingle for the Belhaven work and 
fifteen dollars for the Grimesland work. Bro. J. S. Henderson was paid 
$24 for work at Berea in the Northeast Union. Bro. Henderson took up a 
dead church here and infused new life into the cause. 

It was the opinion of many of the brotherhood that the Convention should 
take up some important point like Rocky Mount, Goldsboro, or Greensboro 
and establish a strong church. The Board found this plan impracticable, 
because of the many demands from other sources. We realize that it 
should be done and hope that it may be done in the near future. We have 
the offer of a town lot at Goldsboro, but I do not know whether the location 
would suit the Goldsboro brethren or not. Probably the State evangelist 
can soon have an opportunity of looking over the ground and conferring with 
the interested parties. 

Your Corresponding Secretary has undertaken to revise the list of church- 
es as printed in the minutes. The last copy of the minutes shows that forty 
churches have no statistical report. I have made a new list of churches 
and church clerks which will be turned over to the Recording Secretary. 
Although I sent blanks to all the churches — about 113 in number, I have 
received reports from only 15 or 20. This indifference is deplorable. 

Some of our new churches were not entered on last year's minutes. I 
have endeavored to record all new ones and have also stricken off one or 
two, where the organizations were dissolved. 

Corinth, Pitt County, has been dissolved and the congregation has joined 
in the Farmville work. It is reported that the Methodists are negotiating 
for the purchase of the Bethlehem church house, Perquimans county. The 
congregation here has been strong and should be encouraged to hold out. 

In the gloom of a great domestic sorrow, I am prevented from meeting 
with the brotherhood — at our State Convention. Nevertheless I participate 
in the spirit of the occasion and pray for the success of God's work and the 
weal of his people. 

L. T. RIGHT SELL. 



REPORT OF TREASURER OF ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. 



Balance on hand at Convention $ 19 59 

October 29 — Received of J. J. Harper 475 00 

November 5 — Received of J. J. Harper 471 00 

December 9 — Received of J. J. Harper 83 80 

December 29 — Received of J. J. Harper 220 50 

January 2 — Received from bank 900 00 

January 18 — Received from J. J. Harper 178 50 

July 29 — Received of J. J. Harper 435 87 

October 10 — Received of J. J. Harper 255 00 

$3,039 26 



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Disbursements. 

January 2 — Paid bank $1200 00 

January 2 — Paid Insurance 187 50 

January 2 — Paid J. C. Coggins 90 00 

January 2 — Expense on Heating Plant 117 85 

February 10 — Stoves and repairing roof 156 02 

February 10 — Paid J. C. Coggins 408 00 

February 10 — Interest 450 90 

June 1 — Paid J. J. Harper. . 87 50 

June 1 — Paid J. J. Harper's expenses 38 83 

June 1 — Paid D. W. Arnold 18 50 

October 1 — Repairs on heater 117 54 

October 1 — Paid Branch & Moore 10 90 

October 1— Paid J. C. Conly 275 00 

$3,158 54 
Due Treasurer $ 119 28 

GEORGE HACKNEY, Treasurer. 



REPORT OF ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN COLLEGE. 



The College opened September 6th, with an enrollment of 32 pupils, which 
has increased to 77. The increase has been slow, but steady and continuous. 
There are 16 males and 61 females, 39 boarders and 38 local pupils. Only 
32 are from Disciple families. The pupils are distributed in courses of 
study as follows: In the Ministerial 2, Art 10, Elocution and Physical Cul- 
ture 11, Business 15, Music 35, and Literature 49. There are three courses 
leading to A. B. degrees, viz: Ministerial, Ancient languages, and Modern 
languages. Special advantages are offered in Bible study, Pedagogy, Art, 
Music, Elocution, Physical culture, Shorthand, Typewriting, Book-keeping, 
Mathematics and Languages. 

On one thing now depends the success of the College, that is, the patron- 
age of the Disciples of North Carolina. And this can be secured by an 
earnest effort on the part of all the preachers. The prospects are good. 

Very respectfully, 

J. J. HARPER, President. 



13 

REPORT OF H. E. MOSELEY, TREASURER OF THE C. M. S. C. FROM 
NOV. 1, 1903, TO NOV. 3, 1904. 



Nov. 1, 1903, balance on hand $ 396 22 

Total receipts during year 1239 64 

$1635 86 

Disbursements. 

Dec. 11, 1903, L. T. Rightsell $ 8 33 

Dec. 11, 1903, L. T. Rightsell, traveling, stationery, etc 4 10 

Feb. 5, 1904, L. T. Rightsell 22 90 

Feb. 5, 1904, D. H. Petree 34 00 

Feb. 5, 1904, J. L. Burns 6 25 

Feb. 5, 1904, J. S. Henderson 6 00 

Feb. 5, 1904, P. S. Swain 25 00 

Feb. 5, 1904, J. W. Tyndall 25 00 

Feb. 5, 1904, J. R. Tingle 5 00 

Feb. 16, 1904, J. R. Tingle 20 00 

Feb. 16, 1904, J. R. Tingle 3 75 

May 6, 1904, L. T. Rightsell 25 93 

May 6, 1904, J. R. Tingle 23 75 

May 6, 1904, R. A. Helsebeck 25 00 

May 6, 1904, J. W. Tyndall 25 00 

May 6, 1904, J. S. Henderson 6 00 

June 9, 1904, J. R. Tingle 5 00 

August 4, 1904, L. T. Rightsell 28 64 

August 4, 1904, S. H. Bright 25 15 

August 4, 1904, J. S. Henderson 6 00 

August 4, 1904, J. B. Respass 12 50 

August 4, 1904, J. R. Tingle 28 75 

August 4, 1904, R. A. Helsebeck 25 00 

August 4, 1904, G. A. Reynolds 18 50 

August 24, 1904, P. S. Swain 25 00 

September 3, 1904, G. A. Reynolds 83 34 

October 1, 1904, E. A. Moye 4 50 

October 1, 1904, G. A. Reynolds 8 76 

October 1, 1904, G. A. Reynolds 90 96 

October 1, 1904, L. T. Rightsell 18 91 

October 1, 1904, J. T. Brown • 16 67 

October 24, 1904, G. A. Reynolds 85 94 

October 24, 1904, J. S. Basnight 6 60 

October 24, 1904, J. W. Tyndall 33 33 

October 24, 1904, R. A. Helsebeck 25 00 

October 24, 1904, J. R. Tingle 28 75 

October 24, 1904, P. S. Swain 25 00 

October 24, 1904, J. B. Respass 6 25 

October 24, 1904, J. S. Henderson 6 00 

October 24, 1904, L. T. Rightsell 10 08 

October 24, 1904, H. E. Moseley 1 19 

October 27, 1904, G. A. Reynolds 10 00 

$ 926 83 

Total receipts during year $1635 86 

Total disbursements during year 926 83 



November 3, 1904, balance on hand $ 709 03 



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SUNDAY SCHOOL STATISTICS. 



SCHOOLS. 



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Belhaven 

Bethel 

Concord (Pamlico). 

Dardens 

Edwards 

Ellsworth 

Gallilee 

Greenville. . . ...... 

Haskins' Chapel. . . 

Kinston 

New Bern. 

Poplar Chapel 

LaGrange 

Rural Hall 

River Side 

Saints' Delight . . . 

Scuppernong 

Oriental 

Timothy 

Union Chapel 

Washington 

Wilson's Mills 

Zion's Chapel 



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R. W. Smith 

R. A. Thompson. . . 

W. W. Sawyer 

G. W. Brinson 

M. 0. Holton 

T. H. Fitzhugh 

W. R. Bishop 

J.H.Ives 

B. B. Leary 

W. A. Ayers 

B S Bennett 

J. O Griffin 

R C Wayne 

W. R. Parker 

T. D Gray 

P. B. Hall 

F. M. Bowden 

A. R. Davis 

James Kinsey 

J. F. Miller 

E. W. Causey 

W A Swain 

W. S. Davenport. . . 
A. W. Haskins. . . . 

J. H Collins 

L. D. Brown 

N. R. Robinson. . . 

W. G. Wilson 

W. L. Roberson. . . . 



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New Bern 



Durant'sNeck. 

Belhaven 

Grifton 



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Vanceboro 

New Bern 

Greenville .... 

Trenton 

Kinston 

New Be);n 

Jamesville 

LaGrange 

Rural Hall 

Grifton 

Mac key's Ferry. 
Scuppernong. . . , 

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Catherine Lake . 
Washington 
Wilson's Mills 
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Note — This is a great falling off in Sunday School work, 
better report next year. 



Let us hope for a 



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CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE ATLANTIC CHRISTIAN CO> 

LEGE AS ADOPTED AT WILSON, N. C, AND AMENDED 

AT GREENVILLE, N. C. 



Incorporated May 1st, 1902. 

Article I. This School shall be known by the name Atlantic Christian 
College. 

Art. II. It shall be owned and controlled by the North Carolina Christian 
Missionary Convention, of the Christian Church, of North Carolina. 

Art. III. Its object shall be the dissemination of knowledge, religious, 
scientific and practical, to white persons of both sexes, in all branches 
usually taught in colleges, and such as are necessary to meet the require- 
ments of advancing Christian civilization and enlightenment. 

Art. IV. Its Curiculum shall at all times include such branches of study, 
under competent instructors, as shall be necessary to thoroughly equip and 
prepare persons desiring to enter the Christian ministry. 

Art. V. Preparatory branches shall be taught for the convenience of 
persons not prepared for the regular collegiate course of study. 

Art. VI. Its buildings, grounds, furnishings, supplies of material, and 
control and management shall be committed to a Board of Trustees, com- 
posed of fifteen, and not more than twenty-five discreet persons, who are 
members of the said Christian Church. They shall be elected annually by 
the said North Carolina Christian Missionary Convention, at its regular an- 
nual session, and their tenure of office shall be as follows: 

All the members of said Board, elected in October, 1902, shall serve until 
the close of the annual session of said Convention in 1903, when the first five 
named on the list shall be retired and five others elected at said session to 
fill said vacancies. And so on the terms of service of the five succeeding 
members on the original list, expiring at each succeeding Convention, until 
the last five shall have been retired, and their places filled. 

This Article shall not, however, be so construed as to prevent the re-elec- 
tion of members of said Board to succeed themselves indefinitely. They 
shall organize by electing from their number a Chairman, Secretary and 
Treasurer, or one person who shall act as both Secretary and Treasurer. 
The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer and one other Trustee shall con- 
stitute a quorum for the transaction of business, except as hereinafter pro- 
vided, and shall meet at such time and place as they think proper, or at 
the call of the Chairman. 

Art. VII. The Secretary and Treasurer shall keep a strict account of the 
transactions of his office and report in detail to the Convention at each 
annual session. 

Art. VIII. All monies collected for or in the interest of the College shall be 
paid over promptly to the Treasurer. And the Board of Trustees may, if 
they think proper, require a bond of the Treasurer, in such sum as they 
think sufficient to secure the funds in his hands. 

Art. IX. The Trustees may, if they think best, a majority being present, 
elect one of their number, or some other suitable person, who is a member 
of the said Christian Church, Chancellor of the College, whose province and 
duty shall be to solicit patronage and collect funds for the College, and 
who, with the Secretary and Treasurer, shall superintend and direct any 
work on the College buildings or grounds, or pertaining to the same; and 
they together shall exercise a general supervision and control over the 
business interests, and the conduct of the College, not in conflict with other 
provisions of the Constitution and By-Laws. The Board of Trustees, a ma- 
jority being present, except as otherwise herein provided, shall determine 
the work of the Chancellor and the amount of his salary. The term of his 
office shall continue until his term as Trustee expires, unless made vacant 



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by death, resignation, or until declared vacant by the Board of Trustees, a 
majority being present. The Chancellor shall make full report of his work 
to the Board of Trustees at each regular meeting. 

Art. X. Any vacancy occurring in the Board of Trustees shall be filled by 
said Board, a majority being present. 

Art. XL When any debt is to be contracted exceeding one thousand dol- 
lars (in any one year), or bonds to be issued, or mortgages to be given 
on the property of the College, the entire number of the Trustees shall be 
summoned, and at least a majority of them shall be present at any meeting 
called for such purpose. 

Art. XII. In all cases where a majority of the Trustees are required to 
vote, they may do so in person or by proxy duly appointed in writing. 

Art. XIII. It shall be the province and duty of said Board of Trustees, 
to make any arrangement, or enter into any terms that they deem best for 
the successful conduct of the College, from year to year. In pursuance 
of this object, the Board may employ and make a contract with the Presi- 
dent, or any person elected to become such, or make other and different 
arrangements with him. And any such President-elect may employ teach- 
ers and their assistants for the various departments in the College, and 
also the Matron; but the Board shall reserve the right to confirm, or for 
sufficient cause reject all such teachers, assistants and Matron. 

The Board shall also reserve the right to dismiss for gooa and sufficient, 
reasons, at any time during a collegiate year, or at any other time, any 
President, teacher, or assistant teacher, Matron or Chancellor, after giving 
them fifteen days' notice, and after all salaries due such presons shall have 
been paid to the time of such dismissal. 

Art. XIV. This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the 
Convention, at any annual session, such amendment having been recom- 
mended by a majority of the Board of Trustees in session. 

Read and adopted in open Convention, at Wilson, N. C, October 30th, 
1902, and amended at Greenville, N. C, October 29th, 1903. 

A true copy, attest. 



BY-LAWS. 



Section 1. The discipline of Atlantic Christian College shall be impartial 
and gentle, but firm, and administered in the interest of the pupils. 

Sec. 2. Any pupil may be expelled from the College for persistent insub- 
ordination to the President, or to any teacher, or for other good and suffi- 
cient reasons. In such case he or she shall be charged with board and tui- 
tion only to the time of such expulsion. 

Sec. 3. The terms and conditions of board, tuition and other expenses in 
the College shall be those published in the annual catalogue, at or before 
the beginning of each scholastic year, such catalogue each year having been 
submitted to the Board of Trustees for approval. 

Sec. 4. The President, teachers and pupils, respectively, shall be held 
responsible for any abuse of the College buildings, furniture or furnishings, 
or other property, and they shall be required to make good any such damage. 

Sec. 5. The male and female pupils shall not be permitted to associate 
together, except so far as their school work and meals require it. 

Sec. 6. No male pupil shall be allowed to enter ihe College campus after 
dark, except in company with one of the teachers, or by permission of the 
rresident. And no young man shall be allowed to call on a pupil boarding 
in the College, or other female pupil while she is within the College campus, 
without the written consent of both father and mother, or guardian of such 
pupil, and consent of the President. And no young lady or girl, boarding in 



20 

the College shall be permitted to leave the building at night, or the College 
campus at any time, except in company with one of the lady teachers or 
other person designated by the President. And no such pupil shall be per- 
mitted to go to her home, and no one shall be allowed to accompany another 
pupil to her home, except in either case, she has the written consent of both 
her father and mother or guardian, and the President. 

Sec. 7. The government of the College and the application of the provis- 
ions of the Constitution and By-Laws, except as hereinbefore provided, 
shall- at all times be in the hands of the President. 

Sec. 8. These By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the' 
Convention, at any annual session, such amendment having been recom- 
mended by a majority of the Board of Trustees in session. 

Read and adopted in open Convention, at Wilson, N. C, October 30th, 1902. 

A true copy, attest. 



CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF NORTH CAROLINA CHRISTIAN 
MISSIONARY CONVENTION. 



Article 1. This organization shall be called the North Carolina Christian 
Missionary Convention. 

Art. II. Its object shall be to devise ways and means for the spread of 
the Gospel in North Carolina, but may raise and appropriate funds for other 
fields. 

Art. III. Its membership shall consist of members of the Church of 
Christ, who have been sent by their respective Churches, or by an associa- 
tion of churches, of delegates to its Annual Convention. 

Art. IV. Each co-operating church shall be entitled to two delegates. All 
Evangelists whose names appear on the list of preachers of this Convention 
are members by virtue of their office. 

Art. V. Its officers shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Recording 
Secretary, Corresponding Secretary and Treasurer, who shall be elected 
annually, and hold their respective offices until their successors shall be 
elected. ' 

Art. VI. Each congregation belonging to tnis Convention may adopt such 
method of supplying itself witn regular preaching as it may deem most 
practicable; provided, however, if any church or congregation shall call to 
its ministry a man of unworthy character, or take any action that would 
injure the cause or hinder progress, then such church shall be adjudged 
disorderly. 

Art. VII. The officers of the Convention shall constitute a Board of 
managers, whose duty it shall be to carry into execution the work of the 
Convention. They snail meet on call of the President, and during the 
interval between the annual meetings, fill all vacancies in their own body; 
employ Evangelists and Agents, and direct them in their field of labor. 
They shall keep a full record of their proceedings, and make report through 
the Corresponding Secretary at the annual Convention, making such recom- 
mendations as they shall deem proper. Three of the Board shall constitute 
a quorum for the transaction of business. 

Art. VIII. The President, Vice-President, ana Recording Secretary, shall 
perform the duties usually belonging to such offices at the Annual Conven- 
tion. The Corresponding Secretary shall collect all funds and pay them to 
the Treasurer, keeping an account oi the same. He may also be employed as 
General Evangelist, and shall account for all sums paid him for services. 



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The Treasurer shall receive from the Corresponding Secretary all funds, 
pay them out on order of the Clerk of the Board, Keep an accurate account 
of the same, and make report at the Annual Convention. 

Art. IX. The Annual Convention may annually contribute a percentage 
of the funds raised for missions to the Treasurer of the General Christian 
Missionary Convention, such per cent, to be determined by the Convention. 

Art. X. This Convention shall meet annually on Tuesday after the 4th 
Lord's Day in October, at such place as may have been determined by the 
last Annual Convention. In case the Convention shall have failed to ap- 
point a place, the Board shall select a place of meeting. 

Art. XL This Constitution may be amended by a vote of two-thirds of 
the members present at any regular meeting of the Convention; provided, 
such amendment shall have first been recommended by the Board, or a 
year's notice shall have been given. 

Art. XII. The Convention may divide the State into districts, to be known 
as Union Meeting Districts, and each district may choose its own method 
of works, and may contribute its collections for missionary purposes, or 
any part thereof, to the Treasury of the Annual Convention. 

CONSTITUTION AMENDED. 

Art. XIII. All who contemplate entering the ministry, and becoming mem- 
Ders of the N. C. C. M. Convention, shall be examined by a committee of 
three on examination for ordination, appointed by the President of the 
Convention, and duly ordained by said Convention. But the Board of Man- 
agers may examine and ordain such applicants or appoint a committee to do 
so when the Convention is not in session. 

Art. XIV. Any church, minister, or member of any organization taking 
part in the deliberations of the Convention, shall be subject to the authority 
of the Convention, and any congregation or individual member who will not 
submit to the authority of the Convention shall be considered disorderly. 

BY-LAWS. 

No. 1. For insubordination to the authority of the Convention as regards 
devising ways and means for the spread of the Gospel, ministers, individual 
members, and congregations, shall be required to answer to the Convention. 

No. 2. Any action of a church, -minister, or individual member, contrary 
to the deliberations of the Convention, shall be considered disorderly. 

No. 3. In order to pass upon questions of disorder, a committee of three 
shall be chosen by the offending congregation, minister, or individual mem- 
ber, and three others, chosen by the Board or President of the Convention. 

No. 4. Ministers of the Church of Christ shall be provided with creden- 
tials of the Convention, and shall not ask congregations to accept them 
without said credentials. 

No. 5. The convention shall have a seal, and stamp with it all proceed- 
ings and actions of an official character. 

No. 6. The penalty for insubordination shall be suspension from the Con- 
vention; but all possible moderation shall be usea in deciding questions of 
insubordination. 



PREACHERS AND THEIR ADDRESSES. 



Name. Address 

Arnold, D. W Wilson, Wilson County. 

Ambrose, H. H Bizzell, Wayne County. 

Adams, D. H Pungo, Beaufort County. 

Ayers, Stanley Williamston, Martin County. 

Brickhouse, W. B Mackey's Ferry, Washington County. 

Brown, J . T Wilson, Wilson County. 

Carver, Isaiah Nashville, Nash County. 

Cobb, W. H Whitakers, Edgecombe Countv. 

Davenport, H. S Belhaven, Beaufort County. 

Davis, C. L Leechville, Beaufort County. 

Davis, D. W Washington, Beaufort County. 

Davis, J. T Ormondsville, Green County. 

Gibble, W. J Bonus, Jones County. 

Green, Thomas Pantego, Beaufort County. 

Grubbs, J. T Fields, Pitt County. 

Gurganus, H. S Plymouth, Washington County. 

Glenn, J. R Winston, FOrsythe County. 

Jmardison, J. W Jamesville, Martin County. 

Harper, Dr. H. D Kinston, Lenoir County. 

Harper, J. J Wilson, Wilson County. 

Henderson, J. S Coinjock, Currituck County. 

Holton, A. J Olympia, Pamlico County. 

Holton, I. P Reelsboro, Pamlico County. 

Hood, N. B Dunn, Harnett County. 

Howard, C. W Kinston, Lenoir County. 

Hall, P. B Kinston, Lenoir County. 

Howell, W. R Wilson, Wilson County. 

Jackson, W. G Plymouth, Washington County. 

Jennett, J. R Beaufort, Carteret County. 

Jones, J. B Wilson, Wilson County. 

Lee, C. E . Washington, Beaufort County. 

Leighton, A. F Oriental, Pamlico County. 

Massengill, R. H Four Oaks, Johnston County. 

Melton, B. H Richmond, Va. 

Mizzell, J. A Jamesville, Martin County. 

Macnamara, J. W Beaufort, Carteret County. 

Owen, Meritt Washington, Beaufort County. 

Petree, D. H LaGrange, Lenoir County. 

Powell, W. E Greenville, Pitt County. 

Respass, J. B Washington, Beaufort County. 

Rightsell, L. T LaGrange, Lenoir County. 

Rodgers, I. W Farmville, Pitt County. 

Spruill, J. A Plymouth, Wasnington County. 

Sumrell, J. F Powell's Point, Currituck County. 

Sumrell, S. W Grifton, Pitt County. 

Swain, C. H Roper, Washington County. 

Swain, P. S Plymouth, Washington County. 

Smith, J. R Cherry, Washington County. 

Tingle, J. R Belhaven, Beaufort County. 

Tyndall, J. W New Bern, Craven County. 

Tyson, G. T Grantsboro, Pamlico County. 

Waters, J. D Washington, Beaufort County. 

Whitley, T. W Bath, Beaufort County. 

Winfield, W. O Bath, Beaufort County. 



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christian oiomAN's 



BOflHt) op missions. 



j 2d Annual Convention, 



Washington, N. C, 



OCTOBER 25th, igo4, 



Christian Woman's Board of Missions* 



OFFICERS. 
Members of C. W. B. M. State Board. 

MRS. J. BOYD JONES, Wilson President. 

MRS. C. A. D. GRAINGER, Kinston Vice-President 

MISS KATE BARNES, Wilson Corresponding Secretary. 

MRS. HAYWOOD EDMONDSON, Wilson Recording Secretary. 

MRS. D. W. ARNOLD, Wilson Treasurer. 

Advisory Board. 

MRS. CALVIN WOODARD Wilson. 

MRS. J. R. HARDY Wilson. 

MRS. DOUGLAS HACKNEY Wilson. 

MRS. WILLIAM MURRILL Wilson. 

Mrs. W. G. CRUMPLER Washington. 

MRS. L. M. OMER Asheville. 

MRS. N. J. ROUSE Kinston. 

Send Quarterly Reports and Offerings for State Work to Miss Kate 
Barnes, Wilson, N. C. 

Send C. W. B. M. Day Offerings and Monthly Dues to Mrs. Helen E 
Moses, 152 East Market street, Indianapolis, Ind. 



PROCEEDINGS OF THE C. W. B. M. CONVENTION. 



The thirty-second annual Convention of the Christian Woman's 
Board of Missions was held in the Christian church at Washington, 
~N. C, October 25th ; 1904, with the president, Mrs. J. Boyd Jones, 
presiding. 

MORNING SESSION. 

Doxology. 

Prayer — By Mrs. J. Boyd Jones. 

Scripture reading — Miss Alice Iiines. 

Mrs. J. B. Latham, in a pleasing address, welcomed heartily the 
Convention to Washington. After which the Washington choir de- 
lighted its audience with an anthem. 

Then followed the President's address, urging the women to better 
service and deeper consecration of life. 

Corresponding Secretary r